I just decided one day to improve my health and my looks. It was not to compete with the younger girls at work. It was not because of some deep-seated emotions of inadequacy. I was comfortable in my own skin. I was a bit overweight, but I was convinced I looked good. I did not need any external validation of whether I was pretty or not. I decided to lose a little body fat and put on some muscle weight. Muscle looks good, but I did not want to be too angular. I then went to an aesthetic medical clinic to make my skin look great and to sculpt away that little paunch I had just around my belly button.
I am surprised at how fit and toned I have become. Continue reading I Look and Feel Better Than I Ever Have Before
A smartphone is an incredible gift to give to a child. So is a computer or even a video game console. We chose to pay for our niece’s physics tuition in Singapore. She knew she needed it, and it held value to her. Would she have appreciated an electronic gadget? Certainly she would. She is a teenager and they are all about electronic gadgets. However, our niece wanted to get the best grades she could due to a plan she has for her own life. She knows the education levels she must maintain to get into the university she needs to get into in order to become the type of doctor she is hoping to become.
We love her like she is our own daughter. She is incredibly smart, and she will likely become the top wage-earner our family has ever known. She is going leaps and bounds beyond the rest of us. It is a privilege to be investing in her future like this. Continue reading Investing in the Future of the Children in Our Family
I am a taxi driver in Singapore and have daily encounters with people from all walks of life. I not only give them a ride to their destination but sometimes also learn a lot about their lives from the stories they share with me. Sometimes, by the end of the ride, I feel like I know more about some things than I ever thought possible. Just last week I had a fare that was in my taxi for about 30 minutes and she went on and on about the New Futura Condo that she was in the process of purchasing. By the time we got to where she was going I felt like I could be a salesman for the condos from all of the detailed information she talked about.
These new condos are situated in two separate towers that are adjoined by a walkway. Scattered throughout the two towers are common areas. These areas are nestled in between the floors at different levels and contain numerous swimming pools, relaxation areas, and even dining areas. The condos are available in 2-4 bedroom units and even penthouse units. The lady I was driving around was moving into a three bedroom unit. She said the views from her new condo are spectacular and how she was looking forward to waking up to this every single morning.
She was a very friendly woman and even asked for my name so she could request me for any future rides that she may need. With all of the information I learned about these new condos I just might be able to recommend them to a future customer of mine. My customers are always asking about new condos and apartments and which parts of town are good to live in. I am now able to pass on this information and hopefully help others.
My husband and I have been owners of our own business for nearly six years now. We depend on brochures for advertising, since people who want our product are more than likely going to choose a company only after looking at a brochure of what can be done. We had hired a copywriter for this, but we were not happy with the results we were getting. My husband had looked into some copywriting courses in Singapore, and I thought that he was wanting to learn the business of copywriting for himself. He told me he had found a 12 hour course, and he felt we should take it together.
It really surprised me that he wanted us both to do it, but I agreed with his reasoning. Continue reading We Decided to Design Our Own Brochure
We used to keep track of sales and other stuff on paper. I remember being up late on Thursday evenings tabulating payroll deductions to be able to hand out paychecks on Fridays to our employees. Then the computer age changed everything. We were early adopters of technology to track consumer everything. Most people have no idea of the sheer volume of data that is captured about them. The goal is to get you to buy more things, not to just know stuff about you. CRM is customer relationship management, and we employ Microsoft Dynamics integration to get all of our systems from point-of-sale to customer-input data on the website to work together to improve everything about our business. Continue reading A Hint of How CRM Works in Tracking Consumer Data
I became highly interested in politics in my freshman year of high school. This happened completely by accident. I tagged along with a friend to one of their political clubs on campus, and I had no interest in going. Once I was there I loved every bit of it. I later went on to get my political science degree, and I have interns for very high-profile senators in two different states. Now, I’m looking for Dupont Circle apartments for rent in Washington. I am not sure where my career will take me, but I hope to push myself as far as I can.
Although everyone first learns about all of the history that that comes from Washington DC from a very young age in school, I actually didn’t have a chance to visit the area until I was in my twenties. I just joined the debate Club at my University, and it’s some point we all needed to earn money to go towards taking a trip there. That is something that I knew that I could miss. I worked hard to sell magazines and sell raffle tickets to make sure that I made enough money to make it there. I knew that I would regret it in a big way if I didn’t get to go.
That college trip changed my life. It helped me to feel even closer to the political world. Seeing great historical places filled my heart in in ways that nothing else in my life had. I knew I had to move there one day. Jumping to present day, that time has come. I make enough money now that I will be able to afford place in one of the historical districts in the city. I had a chance to visit the exact same district when I was here previously on my college debate trip. I have never forgotten it, and it’s the first place I started looking at for a nice apartment.
I have a teenage daughter and I am very aware of how serious the social media aspect of growing up can be. It can be very hard for a kid to post things that are clever, and sometimes they even stress about what they are going to post. Their social media is a projection of how they want to be seen. I saw that there was an instagram hacker that could actually help me get into my daughter’s social media account. I did not know if I was going to actually be able to get away with using it. I know that it is a huge breach of trust and if I used it, that there would be no going back. Continue reading Social Media Can Tell You a Lot
It is not really a surprise, since we are in a job that is going to require you to move from time to time. The company has been expanding for some time and right now they are getting ready to staff up in the Atlanta area. The truth is that they seem to have been arguing about who to send for a long time and they decided that I would be the most willing. In fact I do not have much reason to be too unhappy. I started to look for website of apartment complexes close to the new location and I found a place that is really quite close. It is going to be in a suburb called McDonough and this complex is probably less than ten minutes away by car. Continue reading Getting Ready to Relocate This Week
My brother was moving to Atlanta and asked me if I knew of a decent apartment for him to rent. He is a minimalist kind of guy who is frugal with money. He wanted to be in the midtown Atlanta area so I started looking for apartments in College Park GA and thereabout. He hit me with a criteria list that was not too difficult. He did want a place that was access controlled. A lot of places are really open. He wanted the peace of mind of the extra security for his home because he works for an agency that has him encounter some “questionable personalities” as he likes to refer to them when he jokes about his job.
I told him to check out the studio apartments at The Pad on Harvard. They have nice studio apartments up to two bedroom places. Continue reading Finding My Brother a Nice Studio Apartment in Atlanta
I was really pretty upset when I realized that I had brought something unpleasant back from my business trip. I was staying at a pretty good hotel in Boston and I never noticed it when I was there. However within a few days back home I had to start trying to figure out where to get a bed bug exterminator in NYC. I had heard some time ago that they had succeeded in getting rid of the nasty things in this country, but obviously they are persistent and they are really eager to tag along with anyone who stays in a hotel any place in the world. They were always in the other parts of the world and once they got back in this country, that was all that it took. The things will obviously spread like a wild fire as soon as you give them a toehold any place in the country. Continue reading I Just Got Back from Boston
I married the man of my dreams nearly 12 years ago. We have had a very blessed life together too. He has a great job that involves a bit of travel, and he is able to take me and our son with him most of the time. I work from home as a photography blogger, and our daughter is an honor roll student. We live at the Old Town Scottsdale apartments, which is an amazing experience for all of us. We thought we would end up having a house one day, but apartment living feels too good to give it up.
We have a two bedroom unit that has the most gorgeous scenic views. Photography is a huge passion for me, and I can sit on our balcony and soak it all in for the longest time. Our daughter loves how the apartment is laid out too. My husband and I have a large bedroom with a private bath. We also have our own private balcony. Our daughter’s room is at the opposite end of the apartment. Continue reading An Amazing Two Bedroom Apartment
I work in a small office. There are four of us who man the office every day, and we also have salespeople and delivery drivers who are in and out throughout the day. However, it is the four of us who keep everything together there. We have grown quite close, which is why Jessie, one of our coworkers, told us we should all consider visiting Sacramento chiropractors after her own experience with going to one. She had hurt her back at home, and it was hard for her to sit at her desk all day long.
She needed this job though, and she did not want to put the full brunt of what she could not do on the rest of us, not that we would have minded. Continue reading It Hurt Her to Sit All Day Long
I had to find a major appliance repair in Sacramento recently when our stove suddenly stopped working. I was baking a cake and put the pan in the oven and then came back when the timer went off and quickly noticed it wasn’t baked at all. I thought that was funny and took a second look inside the oven. That’s when I noticed there wasn’t any heat radiating out of the open door. The racks inside the oven felt cool to the touch. Oddly enough the display showed that the oven was heated up to the appropriate temperature.
Obviously, something wasn’t working correctly. I was thankful that this didn’t happen during the holidays or during a dinner when we had a lot of guests coming over to eat. Continue reading Quick Fix for Our Oven
Being a landlord for a retail building is a bit different than being a landlord for houses in the suburbs. The retail building has to meet quite a bit of stringent codes. Plus, we need to consider the safety of the public using the space along with the tenants. Of course, houses need a lot of work to keep them up, but commercial is different. We keep up on things by hiring professionals to manage the building’s infrastructure. We got a maintenance contract from a company that does HVAC contracts in NYC, and we even have a contract with a snow removal company. Your household tenants remove their own snow. When you lease retail space, you pay for it.
It is not a big deal as far as costs go. Continue reading Operating a Commercial Retail Space is Different Than Being a Landlord for Houses
I started to pack up my things around two weeks ago. I got some boxes from the shipping and receiving department every day and filled them up with the things that I knew that I could get along without in my day to day life. Then when I went to see Siahan I took along whatever I could carry. My roommate caught on pretty quickly, but I did not consult him. All of a sudden he stopped being such a jerk, but it was transparently two faced. I have been looking at cleaning services for Singapore already and I think that I am going to be out of here by the end of next month. I could not really blame it all on the other guy, but he is certainly a major factor in my thinking. Continue reading I Am Ready to Move out of Here
Thanks to a Virtual Families 2 hack, I feel I’ve become far more productive playing the game. Don’t get me wrong; I don’t usually cheat on games. The words hack and cheat possess a negative connotation that I think does a disservice to those who use them. It’s not like you’re cheating on your taxes or doing something shady with a project at work. That would be a problem. Still, many people seem to think that using these helpful tools on any given game means you’re a cheater who shouldn’t even be playing them. I strongly disagree.
I’m a long time gamer who simply didn’t have the time to engage in my beloved hobby. Continue reading A Beautiful Hack for a Beautiful Game
When I was a teenager I had the worst acne imaginable which left many unattractive scars on my face. I have always been self-conscious about this and tried to cover them up with makeup. I’ve reached a point in my life where I want to wear less makeup and have the natural look but am a bit ashamed of the scars. Fortunately, my career has taken off quite well and I’m now able to do something about these unwanted scars. A local Singapore aesthetic clinic caught my eye as a viable option for treatment of my acne scars.
I was intrigued and hopeful after reading information about this on their website. They offer six different treatment options for acne scars which would require multiple sessions. With some of the options, I could have downtime of 3-5 days. The downtime is okay with me but I would have to schedule a week of vacation from work to make sure my job performance isn’t affected. I have set up an initial consultation for next week to talk to the aesthetic doctor about which option would be the best for me. Continue reading Treating the Appearance of Acne Scars
I have been living in Singapore for the last five years and just recently got a promotion at work which include a sizable increase in salary. This promotion is something I’ve been working toward since I first started working for this company. Since first moving to Singapore I’ve been renting a small one bedroom apartment. After hearing about my promotion, one of the first thoughts that crossed my mind was that I could now get to move into a much larger place. One of my fellow colleagues told me about Singapore new Futura condos that were within walking distance to work.
The prospect of buying a new condo had me so excited that I had to look them up online the moment I got home from work. As soon as the website popped up on my screen it was nearly impossible to contain my excitement. Continue reading Finding My Dream Condo in Singapore
While getting a manicure in Singapore, I thought to myself that it would be a good idea to bring my friend the next time I come to Singapore. He’s not the kind of person who does a lot of traveling, but when he does, he usually goes to places that are pretty local. I thought it would be nice to take him out of the country for once and give him a real international experience. He couldn’t say no to a free trip, so he got a passport and I booked the tickets and hotel room for us to stay in while in Singapore.
Once my friend and I arrived at the airport in Singapore, he was already marveled by the cultural similarities and differences. I told him to hold his excitement, because it would be even better once he got his manicure. It was a good thing I came with my friend and not one of my other male friends. Continue reading A Trip for a Manicure
I had no idea what to get my father for his birthday this year. I had two really great ideas, but that was just until I talked with my two brothers. It seems that we all think alike, but they are quicker. I say that because when I told them my ideas, one had bought him the bow he wants and the other had gotten him the gun safe I had in mind. That put me back at square one, but I had a feeling I would not stay there long once I saw a blitz jacket on a hunting website I went to.
I don’t like hunting at all, but my father and two brothers seem to live for it. Continue reading The Perfect Gift for a Hunter
I have always loved building puzzles. In fact, some of my happiest memories from my childhood are when we would have a family puzzle to do together. We always got ones that seemed almost too impossible to do, but the challenge is what made it so fun. When I got married, I was so thankful that my husband loved building puzzles too. My four year old daughter loves to watch us build them, and I decided to look at floor puzzles with her to see if there was one that sparked her interest.
We went to my favorite online retailer, and it only took me a few seconds to pull up all kinds of fun foam puzzles. When she saw the Under the Sea puzzle by Premium Joy, I knew that was the one. She didn’t scream with excitement or anything. Instead, she just went silent, and then she started smiling as she looked at all of the different sea life that is on the puzzle. There is a whale, a shark, fish, an octopus, a lobster, squid, a clam and much more. It is about the flora that is there as well, and I could understand why this had her so entranced. Continue reading My Daughter’s First Foam Puzzle
A tiny hole no bigger than half the circumference of a dime was the doorway into a beehive that was in the wall of our house. I noticed bees coming and going around the light fixture at the back door. I had to get on a ladder to get up there, and the guard bees were not happy about that. I did not get stung until I tried to plug the hole at night. I was on the ground shining the flashlight up at the hole, got stung and then called for bee removal in Paradise Valley the next day.
The bee must have followed the beam of light a good 15 feet down to where I was standing to sting me on the hand. I was very surprised at that. It was dark, and the only light out there was the flashlight. I guess that was all it took to be perceived as the source of the threat to the hive. Continue reading Different Ways Bees Are Removed from Homes
My father passed away nearly four years ago, and my mom has been living on her own ever since. I live just ten minutes away, and I am able to be there immediately as long as I am home. However, I have a full time job, and I have three very active children. My mom’s health was declining, and she needed more and more help with each passing year. She had started going to the Boynton Beach senior center, and that is where she learned about the home health aides that help a lot of her friends there.
When she showed me the website for the company that provides the home service help, I was impressed with everything that I read on it. I realized that this was the perfect answer too. Continue reading Some Help So Mom Can Stay Independent
I tried skiing once before, and I knew from the first attempt that it was not something I would ever enjoy. My husband loves to ski, and often he takes a ski weekend with his brothers or friends. When I told him I wanted to look at Aspen luxury vacation rentals for a family holiday, he thought I was actually joking. I knew that he and his brothers would enjoy going to Aspen because they have said that some of the best slopes ever are there. I also knew that their wives and I would have fun going into Aspen and watching some theater shows, doing some shopping, and eating at some world class restaurants.
Though we all have children, we wanted this to be an adults only trip. If we had fun there, then we would look for a bigger place next time so we could all come. Continue reading Aspen Was an Adults Only Trip the First Time