Shopping In Korea With Kim Dao And Sunnydahye

In one of YouTuber Kim Dao’s latest vlogs, Kim takes her viewers shopping in South Korea’s capital Seoul with Sunnydahye. This fun vlog is called “Korea Vlog: Cafes & Shopping! | KimDao in KOREA ft. Sunnydahye.”


At the start of the video, Kim Dao shows viewers all the wonderful stores in Gangnam Station. A few stores she passes include TonyMoly, Etude House, and Company. Kim Dao mentions to Sunny that there’s even more Pokémon advertising in South Korea than there is in Japan. Learn more:


After they’re done shopping for a bit, Kim Dao and Sunny grab a metro and head out for some lunch. They both eat dumplings and soup at a nearby Asian restaurant.


Next, Kim Dao and Sunny go shopping nearby Hongdae. Kim takes viewers around various makeup shops in the area. She also shows us Sunny’s stunning outfit in a store mirror. Learn more:


Kim Dao and Sunny take a break at the Florté Flower Café. As you could probably guess from the name, all of the menu items at this café have a flower theme. Kim and Sunny put on flower tiaras to get in the spirit of the café’s ambience.


In the next shot, the two friends do some more shopping around Hongdae. Kim Dao tries on a cute pink jacket at a clothing store.

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At the end of the video, Kim Dao heads to the Myeong-dong area for dinner. Kim Dao films her succulent meal and a strawberry parfait she orders for dessert at the Café de Paris.

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Avaaz Brings Activism Into The Homes Of People Across The Planet

The Internet has changed the way people across the planet live their lives, whether in the way we receive our news or how we look to learn about the campaigns and causes that affect the lives of people in far flung regions of the world. The Avaaz group has become one of the world’s leading activism organizations with its basis in the Online realm that has been developed to allow a global group of members to influence the political and human rights landscape across the planet; Avaaz has achieved much after only being established in year 2007 and has allowed Online membership to grow from a grassroots campaigning group to have more than 44 million members globally.

The founding members of Avaaz come from a range of different backgrounds, and include a former U.S. Congressman, a British academic, and an Australian entrepreneur. The global outlook of Avaaz is reflected in the name of the group that has been translated into a number of languages, including Persian to provide English translations meaning either voice or song as the organization is hoping to develop a voice for those who are in need of their assistance.

Despite only having a short history, Avaaz has become one of the most successful human rights and social justice campaigning groups on the planet with a focus on petitions and email campaigns; respected news media, such as “The Guardian” have praised Avaaz for allowing people from different areas to learn about the problems of people due to poverty and human rights abuses taking place in many supposedly democratic countries. Avaaz has also become a key player in the protection of the environment as members have chosen to fight to combat the rise of plastics in the oceans that are on course to outnumber fish by the year 2050.

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Some Buffett Strategies Might Not Work

For years, Warren Buffett has been regarded as one of the most popular investors. People take his advice on investments fund because he knows what he is talking about and he is successful at investing. While Warren Buffett has come up with some great investment strategies, his latest strategy for switching retirements over index funds might not be the best advice for everyone who is a part of the economy. It will work for a short period of time but it will not work for everyone who does this with their retirement. Tim Armour, who has experience working with people who are retiring or who are close to retiring, warns people that this strategy could cause them to lose a huge portion of their retirement investment fund. He wants everyone to know that it might be a bad idea and that choosing to go that path could cause them to lose a lot of money in the long run.

Tim Armour worked with the Capital Group for many years. In the financial world, he has over 34 years of experience and has been providing people with advice for that long. He is confident in his skills and knows the right way to be able to help people get the best successful investment advice possible. Tim Armour has worked hard to become a financial expert. While he may not be as popular or rich as Warren Buffett, he is able to connect with average Americans about the investments that they can make to improve their own lives.

Since Tim Armour has been working with the Capital Group, he has helped the company to grow. In less than 30 years, he has grown up with the company and made huge strides during that time. Now that he is the CEO and one of the chairmen, he is making some major changes that will make things even better for Capital’s clients. He wants to show people that there will be better options and opportunities that the company is going to offer in the future. The Los Angeles-based investment firm is going to continue to get even better.

Alexandre Gama: Meet Brazil’s Advertising Guru

Alexandre Gama is a prominent Brazilian businessman mainly in the advertising and media. He was born in 1958 in Rio de Janeiro. Gama is a graduate of Fundacao Alvares Foundation in Advertising and Propaganda. He is the CEO and founder of Neogama, a Brazilian advertising agency which he founded in 1999. In 2002 Neogama merged with BBH becoming Neogama/BBH whereby Neogama retained the majority stake in the resulting company.

According to Wikipedia, Mr. Gama has worked for many other companies before founding Neogama. He began his advertising career in 1982 as a writer at Standart Ogilvy. He then moved to DM9 where he worked for four years as a copywriter. Mr. Gama has also worked for AlmapBBDO as its vice president of creation and as the president and CCO of Young & Rubicam.

While working at BBH as the Chief Creative Officer, he became the first Brazilian to be recognized globally in the communication sector. He is also the only Brazilian among Global Creative Board which comprises of six creative individuals from Publicis Groupe Company.

In 2008 he was awarded a master class recognition becoming the first Latin American to attain such a prize. He was also appointed as the Board member of Brazilian Association of Advertising Agencies in 2012, which is responsible for defending the rights of communication industry stakeholders.

In 2014, he founded VIOLAB, a project comprising of studio, radio program, and Youtube channel. In the same year, he partnered with Briggs Automotive Company, a sports car manufacturing company.


James Dondero’s Support for Various Markets in the Investment Industry and the Financial World

James Dondero who is the co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Highland Capital Management is a man respected for speculating on investment by relying on market insightful analysis of the dynamics of the market. By studying the international trends, he can identify areas that have the greatest investment opportunities for different industry needs. The company known as Highland Capital Management which he co-founded with Mark Okada in 1993 has a collateral loan obligation tool as the basis of its strength. By conservative estimates, the asset portfolio of the company is currently around $15 billion. The types of investments that James Dondero makes are like a mind-puzzle because of the role his company plays as a source of alternative credit management for various global organizations, and during the last one year, the company has registered a growth of about 29.6% through is the captive arm the Highland Capital Advisor Fund. Whereas other credit funds have over 400 Securities, Capital has just about 200.


The Argentinian debt crisis that started in 2012 contributed a lot to the rise of Highland Capital as a provider of security guarantees to businesses that were exposed to credit risks and unstable market conditions. The strategic focus of James’ Dondero’s team was on the abundant natural resources which they accurately predicted would help the country come out of the debt crisis. They went ahead and carried out extensive research and analysis about how the funds could be used to rescue the country out of the financial crisis. Fortunately, the research was right, and by 2014, James Dondero made the country’s resources about 24% of the fund’s assets, and the local currency appreciated against the dollar after the general elections. The country also benefited from the activities of James Dondero, but he also profited from the work done by Vista Energy.


In 1993 the Highland Capital was conceived from collaboration between Okada, James Dondero, and an insurance firm. They started by providing alternative funding sources and credit guarantees before expanding into other areas of the investment industry, and in the year 2000, the company floated its initial alternative loan fund. Apart from investments, James Dondero is also keen on the humanitarian mission, and the best known is Reasoning Minds which sponsors curriculum based on technology. He acquired a degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Virginia.



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Discussing the Issue of Social Security At Length with David Giertz

It is paramount for financial advisors to talk about the social security issue with their clients. However, not many or at least the largest percentage don’t talk about the issue. Nationwide president, David Giertz says that according to a survey conducted by Nationwide Retirement Institute, it showed that most advisors didn’t talk about the issue of social security to their clients. He stated that from a consultants’ perspective it’s necessary to ensure that customers are aware of the social-security benefits and when to begin on Additionally, David said that four out of five individuals stated that they would likely change their adviser if he/she didn’t mention or talk about the issue of social security.

When asked his opinions on the reason the advisors kept away from the topic, Giertz attributed it to its complexity. 2700 rules govern the issue of social security, and hence it becomes difficult to comprehend. Therefore, having confidence in the topic becomes hard for the advisors. However, understanding social security matters, according to Dave Giertz, is important when it comes to the retirement process. The social security on Bloomberg takes up almost 40 percent of the retirement income. Additionally, to optimize the retirement income, the social security piece should get understood.

The Issue of social security is necessary. One advisor who helps clients on developing retirement plans is David Giertz. David Giertz serves as the head of Nationwide Financial. Through this company, he develops strategies and distributes retirement plans, life insurance among many others to the private sector. Giertz brings to the company 30 years of experience in the financial service industry. Dave holds several positions among them being on the board at Millikin University. He is a graduate of Millikin University and holds an MBA from the University of Miami.

Mr. Giertz is also a renowned broker at He deals in the business of buying and selling securities and other investment products. Dave is also registered as a broker with FINRA

Dick And Betsy DeVos Passionate About Helping Others

Dick and Betsy DeVos are among the richest philanthropists in the U.S. The family’s combined fortune is worth several billions. Dick DeVos learned at a young age about the value of helping others. His father, Richard DeVos Sr., is the co-founder of Amway Products. He taught Dick the value of hard work and paying it forward.


The DeVoses, also Republican heavyweights and staunch supporters of charter schools, have a foundation devoted to charitable causes. The Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation has given away billions of dollars to help a number of conservative initiatives in the state of Michigan and beyond. While there was some scrutiny surrounding the couple’s vast fortune, recently appointed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, had no issues with revealing what her foundation does.


In 2015, the couple donated nearly $12 million for educational causes alone. Dick DeVos says not only Michigan but the entire U.S. is in the midst of an educational crisis that affects children from all backgrounds. DeVos is very concerned about children from impoverished backgrounds and their access to a good and fair education.


While the lion’s share of the family contributions go towards education, the family also contributes to the arts and gentrification causes in Michigan. Betsy DeVos says she has no problem with opening the books regarding her foundation’s appropriation of funds. “The parents and kids in this city know that we have their best interests at heart,” said DeVos. The couple insist they take pride in writing checks for individuals needing a hand up.


Both DeVos and Prince come from wealthy backgrounds. But they haven’t let their lifestyle of privilege blind them from helping others. The DeVoses say they will continue to foster leadership development and doing the right thing for children in Michigan. DeVos has a charter school named after him that helps children with dreams of becoming a pilot.


Madison Street Capital Arranges Minority Recapitalization for ARES Security Corporation

Madison Street Capital considered as one of the most prominent companies dealing in the issuance of fast capitalization structures. For the company, nothing gives them more power than becoming part of the solution to the problems facing other companies and high-net-worth individuals. Madison Street Capital has always stayed ahead of the rest to become the most sophisticated solution to those who are intended to achieve better business solutions. Because Madison Street Capital is achieving better business activation, they have always developed the worst activation management solutions. Madison Street Capital has always acted as the subordinated debt investment client and minority equity for other companies seeking fast working solutions to their financial problems.


Corbel Structures is a company that has always strived to develop fast working solutions in a manner that is not paralleled in the industry. For you to develop this architecture, you must consider working to achieve the best solutions to your clients. Madison Street Capital is the sole company that got between Ares Securities Company and their problem to strike a solution. For the company, they have always struggled against the development architectures in a manner that is not paralleled in the industry. Charles Botchway is the person who announced the commencement of this industry.


The Vienna-based Ares Securities Company was developed in a manner that is not paralleled in the industry. For you to activate better business solutions, you can’t have any working company achieving your instability issues in the arena. The Corbel Structured Company was working to develop fast working solutions to other companies in a manner that is not paralleled in the industry. Reginald McGaugh is the Senior Managing Director who was in charge of the transaction. As a matter of fact, he is the person who announced the transaction.


According to Ben, the transaction was handled in a manner that is incomparable in the industry. Madison Street Capital reputation has preceded the company profile in a way that has no achievement in this structure. Ben also says that Madison Street Capital has portrayed lots of proficiency in the development of financial solutions to companies and individuals seeking fast working capital. According to Ares Securities Company, it was an honor to work with high-end solutions to develop the most sophisticated achievements. Madison Street Capital is also instituting the binomial structures to develop the best intention to Ares Securities Company. Reginald McCaugh said that the company developed business solutions.


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Honey Birdette spreads love with UK retail store boost and US e-commerce

Australia’s first sensuality boutique Honey Birdette has ushered in the United States e-commerce site. After achieving an almost quadruple increase in US online sales this past year Honey Birdette made headway for the US site. According to the lingerie brand founder Eloise Monaghan the US e-commerce site will “enhance the consumers’ experience”, the site will offer US customers express delivery, and free express delivery for orders over $100 and a wider selection of products offered by Honey Birdette. With such an accelerated growth in the US market, Honey Birdette has its sight set on rolling out retail stores there as well as the United Kingdom.

The lingerie brand announces plans to boost its three United Kingdom retail stores to 40 by the end of 2018. Honey Birdette is rapidly growing only a year removed from opening its first three stores outside of Australia, with its first being in London’s Convent Garden. Honey Birdette shared the news of the first ten of the 40 being opened in Liverpool, Newcastle, Leeds, and Westfield Stratford, and extended plans to open retail stores across Europe

Australian lingerie brand Honey Birdette was founded in Brisbane in 2006 and currently has 55 stores in Australia. The brand is beginning to reach out as wide as its collection of stellar lingerie, latex, and toys. With the backing of investment company BBRC, the growth of the lingerie brand is sustainable and by the end of 2018 will have about 100 stores. Honey Birdette is making all the right moves to energize and sustain happy customers.

Dick DeVos – A Living Inspiration to Everyone who Wants to Contribute to the Betterment of the Society

Recently, I got fascinated with West Michigan’s philanthropic patterns. Unlike other places where the wealthy status is established by the ostentatious display of wealth through clothes, jewelry or cars; the West Michigan social clout is defined by how much a family has given away. And leading the way, there is the DeVos family represented by Dick DeVos and his wife, Betsy DeVos.



I knew about the couple majorly as donors to Republican candidates. However what took me by surprise is their much larger donations to all other philanthropic activities. Their large contribution of $5.3 million to Republican candidates of the presidential elections paled in comparison to their $11.6 million charitable contributions in 2015 alone. What humbled me more was that fact that Dick admitted to his philanthropic streak being deeply embedded in him by his dad, Richard DeVos who is not only the co-founder of Amway Corporation but also a highly reputed and respected philanthropist. He had three other sons besides Dick; all are known to donate more than generously. It is only recently that the couple has started throwing light on their lifetime contribution legacy.



Dick joined his father’s business in 1974, and he quickly climbed to the position of vice president by 1984. By this time he was handling the Amway’s brand operation in eighteen countries. In 1989, he founded his own company, The Windquest Group which manufactured as well as marketed storage and closet organizers. He went through several experiments and change to finally again concentrate entirely on Windquest Group in 2002.



However, I think, more than his illustrious career, Dick and his wife Betsy will be known and remembered for their philanthropic activities. Recently, the couple humbly accepted of donating over 139 million dollars to various causes and institutions during their lifetime. Their entire family legacy of donation today crosses the one billion dollar mark which amounts to one-fourth of their total fortune. Dick personally is more inclined to donate in the education sector more than the others. His total donation in this sector stands at three-hundred-and-fifty-seven thousand dollars. His passion became evident to me when he stated in an interview that their present education system failed in fulfilling the American dream.



Another passion of his philanthropic streak is seen in his efforts to increase both knowledge and awareness about arts. Is it any wonder that this family ranks 24th in the Forbes list of “America’s Top Givers.”