We finally got out of the cramped apartment. We saved and saved. We put off having a family and paid for our education. We completed our internships and started into the corporate world. We did a little of the ladder climbing, and now we can afford a brand new place at the New Futura condo in Singapore. We pretty much were hooked on the idea from the very first artist renditions of the project. We really liked the design of the exterior of the two towers that look like the design of a traditional lantern. You should see this place lit up at night! It is amazing to see.
Our condo has three bedrooms. We have room to grow and add another child. I forgot to mention that we did start our family as we started that corporate ladder climb. Continue reading I Credit My Wife with Making the Difference in How We Live
My wife and I talked about getting an alarm system for a long time. We researched different ones online, and we saw all kinds of television commercials for different home security companies. We wanted a system that would provide our home with perimeter protection at all the doors and windows as well as providing motion detection in open areas in the house and garage. Additionally, we wanted cameras to be able to monitor our home from our computers, tablets and smartphones. We found all that in pretty much every alarm system.
One thing even more important than the burglar alarm system was the fire, smoke and carbon monoxide protection. Having detectors connected to a system that is monitored by live agents made all the difference. We wanted a monitored system. Continue reading Arguments in Favor of a Good Home Security System
Marketing is needed for any business. Without it, consumers will not know new products and new consumers cannot be targeted. I have paid good money in the past for various marketing campaigns, but I was never truly satisfied with them. Most were good, and a few were just an idea or two short of great. I decided to look into copywriting courses in Singapore to see if that was something I could swing into my schedule because I knew that I had ideas, but I did not have the knowledge on how to be a good copywriter.
I was able to find a course at Orita Sinclair that definitely fit my schedule. It was just four classes, and each one lasted for three hours. That might not seem like a lot of time to devote to something so important, but it was plenty. I was able to learn about the basics of brand awareness and identity, two things that are very important. I also learned how to make the copy fit around the targeted demographics I was trying to reach. Continue reading I Learned How to Write Copy
I have recently been suffering from a pinched nerve and it is really, really bothersome. I have had some back and shoulder problems for years, but this particular problem is much more debilitating than other things that I have dealt with regards to the pain and my back. I am going to try to visit a Concord chiropractor in the near future, but I want to find one that is affordable. Of course, I do not know how much it usually costs to go to see one, so I am going to have to do a bit of research to know what to expect in terms of price, and to help me to pick one that is relatively affordable among the options that are available to me for chiropractors.
I am not sure exactly what is going on with my back. I have had a pinched nerve before, but it was in my shoulder, and it only caused me to lose feeling one of my fingers for a couple of years. I eventually regained feeling in that finger, and I am not sure what the reason is. I have been experiencing a lot different of a pinched nerve problem this time around though, and it is causing one of my legs to go completely numb at times, to the extent that I am unable to walk for awhile. It is a really scary situation and one that I am not sure what to do about. It is threatening my livelihood, as I am not really able to work if I am not able to walk. Currently, the spells where I cannot walk are not that often, and they do not last all that long. But that does not mean that they are not scary. In fact, they are really scary to me.
My husband and I went out to dinner one night together. After I slipped and fell in the restaurant, my back was just not the same. My husband urged me to see a Vancouver chiropractor after he came home one night and found me crying. He learned that I had taken the day off of work because I had been hurting so much, and I had to spend the day in bed. I knew that he was right about getting help because I knew that I would lose my job if I didn’t find a solution for the pain quickly. I only get 5 days of sick pay per year, and I only had one day left.
We don’t often get a chance to go out. We both work and have 2 children. It can be pretty expensive to raise two children in this world. So we typically do not have surplus money for nights out alone together. The night that we went out, we decided to splurge and we hired a babysitter. She watched our two young children while my husband and I went out to watch a movie and a nice restaurant afterward. Continue reading My Husband Pointed out That I Needed to Do Something About My Pain
I knew that, in order to further my career, I needed to make the big move to the city where so many political things happen. I didn’t expect it to happen so quickly and easily, though. I applied for a job with a high ranking government official, and he picked me to be his assistant! He told me that his office would help me to move into one of the many Washington DC luxury apartments in the area, and that part of the high salary that I would be making would be more than enough money to pay for a luxury pad. After I got the phone call telling me that I got the job, I got us a phone and actually pinch myself. It almost seems too good to be true.
Most people seem to have a lot better luck in life than I do. I have to scratch and bite for everything good that happens to me. For other people, it seems to come so much easier for them. I’m not really sure why that is the case. Continue reading I Had to Do What I Could to Make Myself More Interesting
My friends and I were looking for a place to live for the new semester and couldn’t find anything good. We decided to pool our resources together and split an apartment because we thought it would help us get a nicer place than if we tried to get one on our own. All of the other college students must have had the same idea, because they were taking up all of the apartments left and right. It was by sheer luck that we were able to move into one of the apartments for College Park GA, but it worked out in the end, because the place we moved into was one of the best options.
The only reason we found our current apartment is because one of my friends accidentally clicked on a website that told him about the apartments. Once he saw his mistake, he was about to exit the page, but then I stopped him and kept reading. The more we read, the more we realized that we had possibly found the apartment of our dreams. We hopped in the car and went to see the apartments in person. A quick tour and a chat with the owner convinced us that we had found our new home. It’s a good thing they still had some vacancies left.
After class, my friend and I can’t wait to get back to the apartments so we can just hang around. Sometimes the other guys will bring a female friend back with them and only say they’re going to study, but we both know they’re trying to get something started. It doesn’t always work out in their favor, but they keep trying anyway. I’ve had my share of failures in that department too, but I don’t worry about it too much, because it happens to the best of us.
We had lived in an apartment complex that switched its rental policy to offer very short term leasing. There was a lot of workers who moved in for a few months out of the year who were from other states. Some companies rented apartments and stuck as many people in it that would be allowed. I think it went over the limit in more than one apartment. The noise on the weekends was out of hand, so me, my wife and our two girls started to visit property that had apartment homes that were in a much quieter environment. We wanted a place that was mostly families. Our place was turning into a frat house, and we could not stand it.
I asked the management of our old place to let us out of our lease due to the noise. Continue reading Moving from a Noisy Apartment to Much Quieter Apartment Homes in McDonough
I like to watch sales and stock up on meat when the price is right. Needless to say, my freezer is usually packed to the brim. Having the freezer go out would cost me a ton of money. Having a reliable appliance repair in Sacramento was a must. I need to know I have someone I can trust. Someone who fixes things without a hassle.
I went to get out a few packs of ground beef one evening for dinner and realized that it was defrosting. I did not have a lot of money to spend to buy a new one so I knew I would need a repair guy.
I quickly moved everything to a cooler to try to salvage what I could. I called a few places to see what the cheapest and best option would be.
After a few calls,I found a place for appliance repair in Sacramento that had reasonable prices. They seemed to know what they were doing and I trusted they would get it fixed in a timely manner. We arranged a time that they could meet me at the house.
The repair guy was dressed professionally and was very friendly. He arrived right on time. He checked it and told me exactly what the problem was. He spent around an hour working on the freezer and it was back to normal. Most of my food was able to be saved and I was able to put it all back in the freezer quickly.
I am keeping their number in my phone in case something else decides to go out. It is such a huge relief to know that I have a business to turn to when something is broken. It is such a money saver to have the appliances repaired rather than just going out and buying something new.
Have you ever been in a situation that you needed more than a few things for your HDTV set up? I know that I was in that situation not to long ago! I had more than a few issues with TV set up and had to find a place that had everything I ended so I wasn’t getting different pieces from different places. This is where cablehdtvs.com comes in! I was told about www.cablehdtvs.com from a friend and I am so glad that I was!
A couple of months ago, I was moving into my new apartment. I was starting fresh out of college and only really had a few items to my name. One of which was a TV that I had brought from home when I moved into my dorm 4 years earlier. There was nothing wrong with the TV, I barely watched it the years that I had it, so getting a new one would have been a waste of money. When I was sitting up everything, the apartment building furnished everyone with a satellite box. As a college student, I never used one of those. Continue reading Moving out and Setting Up Made Easy
My wife and I are always on the lookout for the best aesthetic clinic in Singapore. The company I work for offers a lot of latitude in deciding which medical care I wish to receive for myself and my family, so we take our time when it comes to deciding where to go to get check ups and other treatments as needed. We used to go to a really good doctor, but he decided to retire a few years early. That meant we needed to find another place to go and get our care. With a baby on the way, it was important.
We knew within a few months of my wife becoming pregnant that the child would face a few medical issues. Continue reading Best Place to Go for All Your Medical Needs
Last night, my family and I were having a great time talking about how fun it would be to move to another country. My dad told me that he had always wanted to move to another country where the people are nice, and he said that Singapore was a country that he was thinking about visiting and moving to. I did not know what to think, as I was afraid that he would be there and not come back. The https://www.kleepers.com would help him find cleaners, and there are a lot of people who are from the United States that live in Singapore. Although he is eccentric, my dad always has a good way about him. He knows who to trust and who not to trust. Continue reading It Was Official Last Night
Getting o level physics tuition in order to pass critical exams is absolutely essential if one wishes to succeed in the educational system here in Singapore. The system here is not like the United States in that students must pass certain very rigorous exams in order to progress on to the next level. It’s absolutely vital to pass these exams because they basically determine your future. You can’t enter certain trades or industries without acing the tests. And since everyone takes them, you are pretty much locked into a social position once you’ve gotten your scores. They follow you for life.
That is why so many people stress about the tests. I remember going through the ritual a few decades ago and I still believe it was the most stressful experience in my life. Once I got passed them, everything else in university seemed easy by comparison. Continue reading Master Physics at Your Own Pace
Looking at different condo developments in Singapore was fun at first, but it got discouraging when I was not able to find what I wanted. I am not a super picky person for most things, but this was an exception. Where I live has to be just right for me, because it is not like I can pick up and move somewhere else when I find something better. It was not until I looked at the New Futura condo that I realized I had found the place that is perfect for me.
What made this condo development stand out more than anything else is the location. It is off of Orchid Road in District 9, which is a great location. Continue reading I Finally Have a New Home
I have been here for nearly two and a half months and I have been doing quite well at accomplishing the things that I came here to do. Most of all we are trying to get a piece of property ready for sale, so that we can help erect a skyscraper. We did not buy the property ourselves, but instead we collected it instead of the money that we were owed by a former business partner. Right now the ground floor is occupied by a really nice family restaurant a place that provides TCM in Singapore, which means Traditional Chinese Medicine. The guy does not want to move and we are not really looking to be jerks about it. The restaurant is not that big of a deal. Continue reading I Am Still in Singapore
I had always felt like the odd one out in my family, mainly because of how my older sisters look. They have the most amazing skin ever. There are no blemishes, and their skin would not dare sag. I, on the other hand, have went through a lot of the growing pains that most kids do. I had acne, pimples, and even freckles in the warmer months. It was not until I became an adult that I decided to find the best aesthetic clinic in Singapore because I was tired of my skin issues.
At that point, the biggest one was just my sagging skin. My sisters are all older than me with my eldest sister being eight years old and the one closest to me in age is two years older. Continue reading My Sagging Skin is Gone
When my parents started their business over 30 years ago, their clientele was local to them. On the rare instance, someone would drive an hour or so to their store, but for the most part their customers could walk there. The internet did not exist then, and their competition was very minimal. Now that online shopping is the norm for so many people, I knew that my parents really had to invest in the digital side of their company. Simply put, they needed to hire a SEO service in Philippines to make sure people could find them on Google and other search engines.
They had a decent website, but they were still doing mostly walk-in transactions. Continue reading SEO Saved My Parents’ Company
I didn’t expect life to become harder as I grew older. I thought that I would grow older and smarter and easily learn how to handle everything more efficiently. Instead, I was struggling every single day. After taking time to think about what I needed to do to fix the issue, the first thing that I did was to take time to learn about house cleaning prices to see if I could afford to have someone come in to clean my place. I knew that I needed to free up time so that I could get other things done that I struggled with.
It turned out that life was easier when I was younger. I had fewer responsibilities and fewer people to look after. Continue reading I Had to Find Help So That I Could Spend Time Focusing on My Kids
I did a search for Orchard manicure after hearing a lot of good things about them. There are a lot of nail salons and spas in the city, but there are only a few that rate such high praise. I had never been there before, but I admit that I was really curious about what makes them stand out so much. Instead of going there in person and finding out, I just did a little bit of snooping online. I have found that is the best way to get information about a company because it is easy enough to weed out what is authentic and what is not.
I went to their social media pages, and I was really excited with all of the pictures that I saw there. I actually lost track of time because I was going through all of the different designs they were showing on two of their social media pages. Every time I found a design that I just had to have for my own nails, I would keep looking and find yet another one that was even better. Continue reading This Nail Salon is Superb
After putting up with a lot of corporate nonsense at a job that I worked at for years, I was ready for something else better in life. I wasn’t sure what the better choices in life would be at first. Then, a friend of mine surprised me by mentioning that she was going to be selling her cleaning company in Singapore because she was planning on retiring. I couldn’t believe the timing. I took some time to think about it, and then I called her one day to tell her that I was interested in purchasing the company if she could show me that the company was making a good profit.
I had never owned a company by myself before. I had always worked for other people and taken orders from them. Continue reading I Needed to Start a New Career That Would Make Me Happy
My husband begged me to allow him to take a new job that he wanted in another country. I wasn’t so sure about moving, but I said yes. It was the best decision that I’ve ever made. The first week here in my new country, I felt out of sorts at first. So he found a nice place where I could get a pedicure in Singapore because he knew how much I love to get my nails done. He felt that I should try doing some of the things that I love to do on a normal basis in my new surroundings so that it would help to acclimate me to the area. He is such a smart man.
I began doing little things each day to help myself become more comfortable. I normally walked for exercise every morning back home, so I decided to do that in my new city, too. I was a little disoriented at first and I even got lost during my first walk. However, by the end of the week, I was strutting around on my morning walks with confidence. Continue reading It Didn’t Take Me Long to Learn to Love My New City
Of course I am basically just getting a free trip to act as a flunky. My girlfriend and I know this guy who works for a big shot in the movie business. The guy is really rich and he loves to be the center of attention, so this is mostly about publicity. They have a film festival up there and right now we are living in the Aspen luxury home rentals that this guy got for his headquarters. By that I mean he rented two homes, the one we are staying in is a cabin theoretically. It does not look like a cabin to me, since that seems to indicate a place like you see on TV. They are supposed to be one room places barely big enough for a small family.. Continue reading We Are on the Way to Aspen
I found the place that I really like the Green Park apartments which is basically within a long morning walk from my new job. This is the website of the place if you really care, but in fact it is an obvious thing that I need at least one roommate. I have been thinking about the math and it would be great if I could find two of them. In fact that would be less than half of what it would cost me to get a single bedroom unit. That is a really big pile of money when I am making what I make and paying what I am paying on my car payments, car insurance and my other bills. Continue reading I Am Looking for Roommate