Top up any amount to use your Qoo10 Cart Coupon

Qoo10 has been giving out cart coupons every other day and I really enjoy using them to buy diapers, milk powder and other household items. There’s just one small problem. Sometimes I’m just short of 20 cents to hit the minimum cart amount. I definitely do not want to buy another tin of milk powder just to fulfill the 20 cents. Sometimes it could be 10 cents, 25 cents, 99 cents short, it doesn’t matter. All you have to do is to use a “Coupon Top Up” service. This coupon top up service allows you to add a dummy item to cart at whatever cost you want (minimum 10 cents). You will not get anything from them but you WILL be able to then easily proceed with your order quickly.

Here’s a simple guide using a real order I made just now:Qoo10 Tip for using cart coupon

As you can see, I was short of 20 cents to be eligible to use the $20 coupon!

Qoo10 Tip for using cart couponWith this special “fake item”, I was able to choose to add 20 cents to my cart total. The base amount is 10 cents so just add 2 of the item with option “None” (No top up). If you need 25 cents, simply add 1 item with None as option and another item with 5 cents option to give you a total of 25 cents.

Qoo10 Tip for using cart couponWith this, it just costs me 20 cents to enable to use of my $20 coupon.


Remove yellow background in Google Adsense Responsive Ads

If you have implemented the responsive Google Adsense code into your website or blog, you may notice that some ad formats introduces an unwanted yellow background to fill the area that is not covered by the ad.

Refer to the example on the right. The ad format is smaller than the width of my main blog column and Google decided to just fill it in with a strange yellow fill. Is there a way to get rid of it? Yes! And thankfully, WordPress made it really easy for you to do it by simply inserting a custom piece of CSS via the WordPress interface!

The first thing you’ll have to do is to log in to your wordpress. Mine is a self hosted WordPress instance but it shouldn’t differ too much. Once you are logged in, you should see the usual administrative black bar on top of your site. Click on “Customize”.

A sidebar will now appear. Somewhere near the bottom, there will be a menu item called “Additional CSS”. Clicking on that will produce a large edit box for you to insert custom CSS code. Paste the following code into it:

ins.adsbygoogle { background: transparent !important; }

The “!important” syntax tells the site to override the original CSS by Google. This will make the yellow background disappear. Good luck!

Oh, what if you are not using WordPress? Simply insert this into your html page’s header within <style> tags.

Sunrise @ Marina Bay Singapore (Time Lapse) as seen from Swissotel

Time Lapse View of the Marina Bay area capturing landmarks such as the Marina Bay Sands (MBS), The Singapore Flyer, Pan Pacific Hotel Singapore, The Esplanade, The Padang, Marina Square, The Fullerton Hotel, Clarke Quay, Merlion and many more. Taken from my room at 54th storey of Swissotel The Stamford