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Do You Know Why Seafarers Marry at an Old Age?

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Basically it’s a personal choice.

To list down all the choices, reasons and alibies would cost you a great deal of time and will later lead to the point of still being single.

They are often afraid of the reality that when they get married and if they are not lucky with the wife they married, sooner or later it will:

  • Go with another guy
  • Spend all their money
  • Will split the allotment of their parents and will lead to argument and breakup

This post does not intend to convince all seaman to marry early but rather gives you facts why you should marry early in case you really want to get married.


80 % of our mistakes comes from badly made decisions

Seafarers are happy go lucky person, enjoys adventure, love their parents, likes partying, loves to try new things, and enjoys the idea of being single.

There are reasons why they choose to be single. It can be a personal choice, gender problem, or afraid of commitment due to past experience.

Once you are young and at the prime of your career you tend to forget about other things important to the stages of your life.

You got stuck in the idea that you are a young seafarer (officer or rating), earning more than a thousand dollars, and investing or spending your money.

The bottom line is you have signed your self to the trap of living for yourself and not living for a purpose.

I’ve seen successful seafarers, wherein at the age of 40 and above are still single but enjoying the life of partying and one night stand.

They have a good house, nice car, a prosperous investment but intends to stay single.

If you plan to get married make sure that at the age of 35 you should have your child already.


Before he/she finished college you are already 55 then. A critical age of being a seaman if you ask my opinion.

We are hired for two factors: complete documents and medically fit.

Let us put aside skills and rank, there are a thousand of officers their that are qualified in the same rank that you are right now.

The only denominator that will separate you during the screening process is the documents you have and the medical report.

Seriously, you better start thinking about it, coz the clock never goes back, it keeps moving forward and you’re not getting any younger.


Don’t hold back, you have to make a choice

Most of the time, the parents are the big factor if the person decide to marry at an old age. They always insist to their children that life is tough and you have to invest first to your career before you plan to marry.

Considering what they have said, isn’t it that during their time they have married earlier and without any single idea how to sustain the financial needs of their family or even buy their own house.

They prevent that mistake or even to the fact that they obliged their son / daughter to stay single and encourage them to go into a live-in relationship so that their allotment will stay intact and the wife of their son will have no rights to the properties of their son.

It is a sad truth but nobody admits it is true.

Is it a personal choice?

Yes it is, and by far most seaman will not give you a definite answer why they don’t want to get married.

You will make the decision, whether it be now or later, the bottom line is that it will cross your mind and you will think of how to get marry but the answer will be distant from you.

If you really want to, and you think that the girl is worth it, then get married. Have a family and nurture them and retire early. Don’t pressure yourself too much on working till your 65 just for the education of your child.

Think about it. It’s time to make your choice,

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List of Top 10 Richest Person in the World

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

When we talk about the richest man in the world, you would most likely think of Bill Gates or Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah. But think again. It’s not likely that they can still stay at the top list. Bill Gates constantly dominated the list for the past 13 years, but no longer this time.

In the recent article of Forbes they write a list of the richest person in the world entitled “The World’s Billionaires”.

After 13 years on top, Bill Gates is no longer the richest man in the world. That honor now belongs to his friend and sometimes bridge partner Warren Buffett. Riding the surging price of Berkshire Hathaway stock, Buffett has seen his fortune swell to an estimated $62 billion, up $10 billion from a year ago. Gates is now worth $58 billion and is ranked third richest in the world. He is up $2 billion from a year ago, but would have been as rich–or richer–than Buffett, had Microsoft not made an unsolicited bid for Yahoo! at the beginning of February. Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim Helú now ranks as the world’s second richest person with a net worth of $60 billion; as said by

A similar article entitled “Top ten richest person in the world – 2008”, posted by top–10.blogspot shows almost the same result as well. With regards to their wealth or income, you can just imagine the amount of money they are earning being the richest person in the world. They can start their own city if they want to. Among the the Top three are:

  1. Warren Buffett – 62 billion dollars
  2. Carlos Slim Helu – 60 billion dollars
  3. Bill Gates – 58 billion dollars

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A simple solution in having your own Gravatar

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

Globally Recognized Avatar or most widely known as Gravatar. It is an avatar image that that follows you from weblog to weblog. Whenever you post on a forum, or write a comment, gravatar clings to your post. It gives identity to your posts.

This cool avatar represents you to others. It gives you unique identity on the internet, especially when you’re using it on messengers like Yahoo Messenger, MSN or others, as said by Talk Loud.

By simply following talkloud links and instructions, you will have your own gravatar in no time at all. You can check my gravatar on other site. It is one way to advertise your site or simply to give an impression to your post. Don’t waist time, and start having a gravatar. You can subscribe for free by using your email for updates.

RSS Feeds

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Why choose RSS Feeds? If you ask me, its simple to answer. Everybody is doing it. Its not that complicated to understand rss feeds. According to Wikipedia; RSS is a family of Web feed formats used to publish frequently updated content such as blog entries, news headlines, and podcasts in a standardized format. It contains either a summary of content from an associated web site or the full text. RSS makes it possible for people to keep up with web sites in an automated manner that can be piped into special programs or filtered displays. Are you getting confuse now?

Rss feeds is like a free delivery system that automatically sends the articles directly to your computer without even visiting this site. But every now and then you must visit this blog site to join the discussion regarding my posts, placing your votes, or simply leave a suggestion, comment, or criticize it. In subscribing, you can do it in two ways:

  • Through RSS Feeds – in this process the articles go directly to your RSS Feed Reader
  • Through Email – in this process the articles go directly to your Email

Now that you have an idea about RSS feeds, you’re most likely familiar with this icon which was provided by But it doesn’t stop there. I have provided you with a video that I found at YouTube.

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