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One of My Favorite Quotes...

“The Master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence in whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he is always doing both.”

Friday, October 31, 2008

POTD: 2008, Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween! From all of us at CommunicatingIdeas.com and LapadaSolutions.com! Have a great night out, but also have a safe one… Damn, do I love candy!?!

POTD – 2008, Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Logo/Shirt Design: Weekend at San Diego

Here’s a new logo design for Weekend at San Diego, WeekendAtSanDiego.com that has just been completed. Also included, is a new t-shirt design with the new Weekend at San Diego logo available at Visualnewbie.com. You will soon see the new logo being implemented into WeekendAtSanDiego.com soon. So, check that out in the near future.

Weekend at San Diego Logo Design

Weekend at San Diego – Shirt Design

Click on the Weekend at San Diego shirt design image to take you directly to the products with the new logo. Or click here.

Continue to visit CommunicatingIdeas.com for the latest updates on Visualnewbie.com as well as Lapada Solutions.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Visualnewbie.com: Going Green? Or saying Thank You or Salamat?

At Visualnewbie.com, a sister site of CommunicatingIdeas.com, we’ve got you covered. Here are some new designs for those going Green and wants to show the world that they care about the environment. We also have a new design that says Thank You and Salamat, which means thank you in Tagalog, the language in the Philippines.

Green is the New Black - Shirt Design

1) For those going green… “Green is the New Black”, “Go Green”, “Big Green Machine”, “Green Warrior”, and “Living Green”. Click on either of these links or click on the image itself to view the other Green products.

Thank You and Salamat Grocery Bag – Shirt Design

2) “Thank You” and “Salamat”. Ever had a day when you feel like you want to be a grocery bag? I haven’t, but if I did, I now know where to get a shirt that has that same design. I even designed one for my fellow Pinoys and Pinays. One that say’s “Salamat”. For those you don’t know, salamat means thank you in Tagalog. I even have one that says “Salamat Po” to show respect to your elders. Other colors are available, so check them out.

Continue to visit CommunicatingIdeas.com for the latest updates on Visualnewbie.com.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Visualnewbie.com: Tailgate, Filipino, and Flashlights! New Shirt Designs!

Tailgate, Filipino, Flashlights! What do these have in common? Nothing really, except that they’ve just been added to Visualnewbie.com. Below are images of what the designs look like as well as a description.

 Tailgate Shield – Shirt Design

1) Tailgate Shield. I created this for all the tailgaters out there. And I’m one of them and proud of it. Go BOLTS!!!

Filipino Sun and Stars Shirt Design

2) Filipino Sun and Stars. There are many shirts out there that use the basic sun and star design from the Philippine flag. I wanted to use my more updated sun as the focal point. Mixing it up is the name of the game right now. I’m trying to set myself and my designs apart from all the others.

Ultimate Flashlight Junkie – Shirt Design

3) Ultimate Flashlight Junkie. Yes, there are people out there that love flashlights. Myself included. What can I say, I love tools and a flashlight is a tool. It has a similar design from my previous shirt, “Flashaholic”, but just changed the words a bit. It’s my way of showing people the light. :)

Other designs are on the way. Continue to visit CommunicatingIdeas.com for the latest news on Visualnewbie.com. Or just visit Visualnewbie.com directly.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

POTD: Car Gets T-Boned on Freeway!

For today’s photo of the day, a car gets t-boned by a truck. This accident happened on the same day (2008.10.17) as the Bay Terrace canyon fire near Morse High School. This occured on the Southbound 5 during rush hour traffic. This also happened to be pretty close to the Civic Center exit. It makes you wonder, how the heck does a car get t-boned on the freeway?

POTD – Car Gets T-Boned

Saturday, October 18, 2008

POTD: “Super Scooper” Aircraft during Bay Terraces Fire Near Morse High School

Well, it’s fire season for us located in Southern California. These canyon fires are nothing new for us living in the Bay Terrace/Paradise Hills area, but sometimes it does hit home. I took a series of photos as a couple of these “Super Scoopers” flew right above us on their way to the Sweetwater Reservoir for refills yesterday. And wow, they got real close as you can see from the photo. I couldn’t get it the first time when they even got closer. Picture that...

“Super Scooper” Aircraft during Bay Terraces Fire

“Super Scooper” Aircraft during Bay Terraces Fire

“Super Scooper” Aircraft during Bay Terraces Fire

“Super Scooper” Aircraft during Bay Terraces Fire

Friday, October 17, 2008

Visualnewbie.com: New shirt designs added!

Chokeland Fader Hater

Flashaholic – Ultimate Flashlight Junkie

Here are some new t-shirt designs from Visualnewbie.com.

1) Chokeland Fader Hater. Hating Since Forever! An Official Tradition! It’s a must have shirt/gift for those hating the Oakland Raiders. Great for wearing at any bar, game, tailgating event you can think of. It’s a great conversation piece too. If you love this, check out the “Faders Suck! Commitment to Excrement!” t-shirt design as well. You know it’s our duty as San Diego Charger, Denver Broncos, and Kansas City Chief Fans to hate on this team. Heck, everyone in the league should join us and hate on them.

2) Flashaholic, Ultimate Flashlight Junkie. As a guy, we love hobbies and tools. A flashlight is both. What’s more to like? This makes it the ultimate gift for anyone that loves flashlights, besides a flashlight itself.

Come back here to CommunicatingIdeas.com or Visualnewbie.com for the latest updates on what’s new.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Visualnewbie.com: New Vote Red, Blue and Green T-Shirt Design for Voters

Vote Red, Blue, and Green! T-Shirt Design

Here at CommunicatingIdeas.com, we’re in the voting spirit. We’ve created some new voting t-shirts for Visualnewbie.com. 1) Vote Red! Vote Republican! 2) Vote Blue! Vote Democrat! 3) Vote Green! Vote Green Party! It’s the perfect gift/gear for any Republican, Democrat, and Green Party member.

The image above is a sample of what the designs look like. Check out the products with this design here or click the image above to direct you. Please visit Visualnewbie.com – Urban Apparel for other designs and products.

Visualnewbie.com: Vote Flag Shield T-Shirt

Vote Flag Shield T-Shirt Design

What can I say, I love this country. I’m excited about voting this coming November. So excited, I designed a new shirt for those who also want to encourage others to go out there and vote. It’s a shirt that demonstrates that you don’t have to be a Republican, a Democrat, a Libertarian, or a Green Party to vote or have an opinion and know how to use it. Show the young ones how important it is to exercise your rights. Rights that many people from other countries wish they had.

Check out the shirt and other products with this design HERE! Or click on the photo of the shirt. Also, check out the whole store with other cool designs at Visualnewbie.com – Urban Apparel.

Make sure to come back soon, here at CommunicatingIdeas.com for up to date info on other designs. Other designs are in the works/completed and should be added soon.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Visualnewbie.com: Republican and Democrat Vote! Shirt Design

Republican and Democrat Vote! Shirt Design

Republican! Vote red! Democrat! Vote blue! Republicans and Democrats, show off your support by voting red or blue! Let those Republicans and Democrats know which side of the party line you side on. Here are some new Democratic and Republican Party T-shirts and gifts to give recognition to your Party affiliation. Support the Democrat or Republican Candidates and their party with our products.

Here’s a direct link to the products… Here’s a link to Visualnewbie.com.

Well, it’s almost that time of year where we all should exercise our rights. Many people out there don’t and it truly is a shame. It really doesn’t matter who you vote for, at least to me, as long as you go out there and do so. We all can agree to disagree...

I really don’t like the feeling of millions of our citizens not caring enough about this great country. After all, those men and women getting voted into office work for us. That’s right, they work for us! We’re their boss and our voice needs to be heard! When our employee doesn’t get the job done, we do something about it! Now is our chance... So, go out there and vote.

Here’s a direct link to the products… Here’s a link to Visualnewbie.com.

More designs coming soon...

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Visualnewbie.com: Faders Suck! Commitment to Excrement! Fan Gear!

Faders Suck! Commitment to Excrement!

Here at CommunicatingIdeas.com, we’re Charger fans! As Charger fans, it’s a tradition, our duty to look down on the Chokeland Faders, I mean Oakland Raiders. So much so, I decided to design a shirt, “Faders Suck, Commitment to Excrement!”. Some may say it’s immature, I say it’s all in fun. The best part of the game is the rivalry. Besides, it’s the team everyone loves to hate, besides the New England Patriots.

So, show off your fan gear to others around you about how you truly feel on game day or while tailgating before an event about that team that sports the silver and black. Heck, it doesn’t need to be a special day to wear this. As a fan of a rival team, these shirts get a lot of attention and become the talk of many conversations and it should. Because it’s a great looking shirt and any shirt that looks down on the Faders is a good shirt. So, sport this shirt and chant “Faders Suck!” because they have the “Commitment to Excrement”. Your fellow fans will love you!

Not only Charger fans are wearing this shirt, but also Denver Bronco fans and the Kansas City Chiefs fans. You see, fans from other teams have the same hatred towards them, not only the AFC West. But the whole league itself. So, get yours now at Visualnewbie.com before your favorite has to face them.

You can get them right HERE! Or click the image banner above.

More designs on the way...

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Spotees.com: New “Made In (insert Country)”, Part 2

I ended up finishing uploading the rest of the “Made In (insert country)" shirt designs yesterday on Spotees.com. The ones that were just completed are the countries from the Americas, Caribbean, and Europe. I’m glad I got these done when I had the chance, because now I get to work on other designs that I wanted to share. And man is there a lot.

Here’s a short list of some of the countries that are available; United States, Mexico, Canada, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Argentina, Russia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Greece, Spain, Germany, France, etc. A few have been hot linked to get you started on browsing for that perfect gift for yourself, your loved one, or friend.

You may also view the rest at Spotees.com, for all your location apparel. There, you’ll also find other countries from Asia, Africa and the Oceania, which have been added a few days ago.

There are other pieces on the works as well as needs to be added. So, visit Spotees.com or come back here at CommunicatingIdeas.com for the latest updates on what’s to come.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Why is it... Why is it? (Advertisement Quote and Sayings)

I came across this quote/saying in a pamphlet regarding advertisement and found it interesting. I’m a firm believer in the power of advertisement and the way it influences people to do/buy things. Especially days like this, where the economy is down and businesses are reluctant to spend a little to get their names and products out there. Many businesses out there either doesn’t believe or don’t care for advertisement and basically think it’s a waste of time and money. Not here at CommunicatingIdeas.com, we believe in the power.

The old saying, “It takes money to make money” is true for the most part. The sad part is people jump to conclusions, that it takes lots of money to make it. It takes money, but it doesn’t have to be a lot of it. You have to be smart about it. Just a little bit helps and makes all the difference. Especially with the help of the internet, this makes it much easier and cheaper if not free.

Just read the quote and give it some thought. Sometimes a simple quote like this puts things in perspective, even if you don’t believe it. I just thought it was interesting when I came across it and wanted to share.

“Why is it...? A man wakes up after sleeping under an advertised blanket. On an advertised mattress and pulls off advertised pajamas. Bathes in an advertised shower, shaves with an advertised razor, and brushes his teeth with advertised toothpaste. Washes with advertised soap, puts on advertised clothes, drinks a cup of advertised coffee, and drives to work in an advertised car. And then... Refuses to advertise, believing it doesn’t pay. Later if business is poor, he advertises it for sale. Why is it?”

Spotees.com: New “Made In (insert country)” Shirts Available

The last couple of days I’ve been adding some “Made In (insert country)” shirt designs on Spotees.com. I’ve had these designs ready for quite some time, but haven’t found the time to add them ‘til now. Some of the places that are ready for purchase are countries that are in Asia, Africa and the Oceania. Here’s a short list of some of the countries available at the moment; China, Japan, Korea, India, Cambodia, Philippines, Thailand, Armenia, Israel, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Morocco, Egypt, South Africa, Australia, Guam, New Zealand, Samoa, Tonga, etc. I've hot linked a few to help get you started browsing.

So, show some pride from where you came from, your birth place or to even send them as gifts. Checkout more when you visit Spotees.com, for all your location apparel.

Here’s a direct link to Spotees.com.

Here’s what’s in the works at the moment at Spotees. I’m going to be adding more countries in the next coming days. These are countries that are in the Americas as well as in Europe. So, keep an eye out for the new updates...which should be soon.

Friday, October 3, 2008

New Project: WeekendAtSanDiego.com

WeekendAtSanDiego.com – Weekend at San Diego

Here’s a new Lapada Solution’s project I’m working on, WeekendAtSanDiego.com (Weekend at San Diego). It’s going to be a work in progress, but I expect big things from this site in these next coming months. The site is going to be about anything and everything about the great city I live in, San Diego. Whether it is the food, nightlife, attractions, politics, Chargers, Padres, or the Aztecs - this is going to be the place to be for great info. The city politics suck, but the city itself is my idea of paradise. As mentioned earlier, it’s a work in progress and is currently being constructed with articles added in every once in awhile for content. So, please keep a look-out to see what’s new...

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