After coming back from my vacation in the Caribbean, I noticed that there was a mole on my chest and made an appointment at an aesthetic medical clinic in Singapore. I wasn’t sure how the mole got there, and I was worried that it might have come from sun exposure. I put on a lot of sun screen, and I was pretty sure that moles didn’t just grow in a few days of being exposed to the sun. I didn’t really know what to think, but I wanted to get rid of the mole, because it was unsightly and I didn’t like seeing it when I wasn’t wearing my shirt.
At the clinic, the doctors there told me that removing the mole would be an easy procedure and that I would be able to go on about my normal daily activities when I got it removed. Continue reading A Present from My Vacation Experience
I wanted to get my husband something unique for his birthday. I had the typical gifts already picked out, including a night out with friends as well as a nice dinner the day after just for the two of us. But, I did not know what to get him as a gift. We don’t acquire a lot of stuff because we live in a small house with an attached garage so there is really no room for a lot. I was looking around online, and as soon as I saw an ad for GB Show Plates, I knew that was where I was heading to get him a gift.
I would have never even thought of show plates without seeing that ad, and I knew that this was something he would really enjoy even though it was not on his radar either. I went to the website and looked at all the information there, and I was excited because I knew he would really enjoy hanging a show plate in his garage. Continue reading A Show Plate for His Birthday
My wife said that me buying a gun is like her buying a new outfit. She said I cannot be happy with just having the gun. No, I have to buy a bunch of gun accessories to go with it. She said it is like when she gets a new dress for work or our date nights. She needs the accessories of shoes, jewelry and a handbag to match. I get it. Us guys are no different. We just have different things that we choose for getting accessories for. I do admit that if I get a pistol, I need to get a holster to fit it and often a set of custom grips. I like the rubberized grips for revolvers, and the deep checkering of specialized grips for shooting pistols. Continue reading Us Men and Our Much Needed Gun Accessories
I was looking forward to starting a teaching job in Columbia, but I had to find a place to live before I could actually get started. I lived in Tennessee when I was hired on, so I had a bit of time before I had to report for my first day. I was happy because I had no idea how long it would take for me to find the perfect place. It actually did not take as long as I thought it would, mainly because I found http://www.parkatbouldercreek.com, which had gorgeous apartments.
I looked at the area that the apartment complex is in, and I was happy to see that it is in a really good section of town. I know crime can hit anywhere, but I wanted to make sure that this was not in an area that is always in the news, which it wasn’t. Another bonus is that it is not that far from the school that I will be working at. Continue reading Moving to South Carolina for a Job
At first I was really excited when the supervisor told me that I was getting a promotion, but it was not very long before I realized that they were giving me the third shift with it. Of course they do not have a full shift that time of night and often instead of doing production we are doing maintenance and cleaning up instead. You quickly get to know how much sleep matters after you go into this sort of change. I was working from seven in the morning until three in the afternoon. We were only taking twenty minutes for lunch, that way we could run three shifts. Now I go in at eleven at night and clock out at seven in the morning. It is really difficult and hard to say the very least. I am going to be trying to figure out how to get better sleep.
So far it has been a real struggle. Continue reading I Have Been Working Late Nights
Ever since finding an espresso machine on Cuppabean, everyone has been coming over to my home. It’s funny, because there is a coffee shop not far from where I live, but everyone prefers to drink the espressos that my machine makes. Before I got the machine, I would get a few visitors occasionally, but now it seems like I have people coming over every day. Since I am a gracious host, I offer them a beverage, and the first thing that comes to their mind is an espresso. I don’t mind having guests, but they have to realize that I can’t serve them all of the time.
I still have to buy the coffee for the machine, and if everyone is coming over all of the time to drink espresso, then I’ll run out a lot faster and have to keep buying more. I wish people would donate a little money if they’re going to be drinking my espressos so often. Continue reading The Visitors Won’t Stop Coming
I was really happy when my daughter showed an interest in dance. I had taken dance classes for the majority of my childhood, and I truly credit those lessons with helping to shape who I am today. I had fun with it, but it taught me so much too. I learned how discipline is important, and I learned the value of hard work and its rewards. I wanted my daughter to have that too, if she wanted it, so I was happy when she asked about Toronto ballet lessons.
I had never taken ballet before, other than a few lessons when it applied to the modern dance lessons that I had taken. Continue reading I Hope She Goes Far with Dance
I have been through a lot in my young life when I grew up in the Boulevard 88 area, and I try to be a point of light for other people. I feel like if I am going to go into a situation where I do not know what the other person is going to be like, I put a really happy thought into my head and I think about things for a while. I do want to be one of those people who takes care of others but things will always get better, and if I can believe that then anyone else in the world can, too. Continue reading Things Can Always Get Better
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been in love with dogs. I had a dog that I would play with and walk all over the neighborhood. One day it died, and I was devastated, but I realized that this was all part of life, and learned to deal with the pain of loss. Even though I’m an adult, my love for dogs has not lessened. I love walking dogs, but some people don’t feel the same way. After finding an app developer in Singapore, I had an app made that would allow people to get someone to walk their dogs.
Some people simply don’t have the time or energy to walk a dog, so I thought it would be great if I could walk their dogs for them. Continue reading Splitting Up the Walking Task
When my daughter started at her school six years ago, she had the choice of taking Spanish or Chinese. I think that it was a great idea for her to take Chinese because it allowed her to expand her mind and learn a language that not many people in the Western part of the world know and it makes her stand out among all other people. I knew that going online and looking at websites was also going to help her find things that reminded her of her trip to China her freshman year, like the Kawaii online store where they have the imported Oriental goods from the far East and I personally think that it is absolutely wonderful that my daughter went to the country of China where she was able to practice her language and see how people on the other side of the world live.
We can always go online and look at pictures and videos of what people are doing from around the world, but unless you are right there standing next to the people who are native to the land, you are never going to fully understand what the area is like. You have to have a first hand knowledge and experience of a land to really understand what it’s all about. You could have the most beautiful land on the planet, but if it has bad vibes then it is almost a tease to even have that land. It should all be about good vibes and positive thoughts and experiences. I love that my daughter has been farther around the world than I have ever been. It is insane that she has also been to Europe and I have gone with her, twice. What a great experience that has been for us to share together.
What most people do not know is that there are a lot of ways that the internet has connected people by means we never thought possible. For example, if you want to talk with someone who is on the other side of the world, then you can actually speak with them live and see them while they are talking to you. I knew that it was cool when I saw that people could even learn guitar on the internet if they were a guitar junky and wanted to learn how to play the guitar. There are people that will watch you live and help guide you to learn how to play. I thought that it was a great idea to learn how to play the guitar for my brother who always thought about playing some time of instrument. My problem with that is the fact that my brother has terrible anxiety and it gets really bad when he thinks that he has to meet people for the first time.
I do not want to put my brother through the agony of having to go to a lesson and have him get upset because he has to meet a new person that was going to teach him how to play the guitar. I think that having him learn on the computer through the screen would be better for him because he would have the medium of a screen in between him and the instructor and I think that would be really great for him. I think that would help him and he would not have to look someone in the eye. It is the best thing to know that there are people out there that will teach you even a new language through the computer, it really is the most amazing technology.
It is not so big of a deal and it certainly does not pay so well, but I have been given the job of managing the team at the moment. They are sort of a semi pro team, which plays basketball in this state and up to the North in South Carolina. So the big thing that I am in charge of is the transportation and lodging, which are often the same thing. There is not going to be much of a budget for anything, so my job is to be sure that we get where we need to be and then if at all possible we just get back on the bus and come back home. There are only ten guys on the roster at any one moment, although the actual names on the roster change frequently. You have guys that have jobs and their jobs are usually more important, they do this stuff for fun. A lot of them are almost good enough to play in minor leagues and want to get a shot at playing in the NBA.
I have not really had any issues so far, although it can be tiring. Some of the time I will take a nap on the bus while the games are being played. I did not mention it, but I drive the bus and probably only have the rest of the job because I can. You have to pay a bus driver and they have to pay me pretty good, so they just figure they can pay me a little bit more to handle all of the stuff that goes along with moving the team around. When we travel I hand out the meal money, although a lot of the times it is hard to find a meal on this sort of money.
The process of moving to a new home is a daunting one to say the least. It is considered a high stress situation and anyone who has been through a move can relate. There is entirely too much to do in too short of time and things start piling up as the move out date approaches. Luckily, there are some aspects of moving where you can call in help from professionals. Searching online for the phrase “moving out cleaning for Singapore” will lead you to some very helpful results that can help in your time of need. Although you will still need to figure out many aspects of your move like boxes and movers, the tatters that you leave behind can be dealt with by a professional cleaning service in Singapore that is familiar with cleaning up an entire home as part of a move. For so many, this is an important step in the moving process, especially when there is a fee attached to leaving a place a mess.
Moving can be a pain, but trying to plan it out can help immensely. By breaking it down into stages and figuring out how and when to tackle each step, you can try to bring order to a often chaotic process. Continue reading Planning All Stages of Moving in Singapore
The school that our children go to has good teachers. However, it is no secret that some teachers are better than others. Some educators have incredible knowledge to impart, but they just are not that great at capturing the attention of the students they are teaching. Some teachers just have a way with the kids that others do not. It seems like it is hit or miss in the public school system. Both of our children were having a hard time with the teaching style of their physics teacher in school. We sought physics tuition in Singapore for them and found a fantastic tutor that can really connect with the students.
We read the website and saw that he often brings up progress by two full grades when students begin his tutoring program for physics in Singapore. The sciences are very important in today’s job market. Whether you are going to be an architect or medical doctor, a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of the various applications of physics is a strength you do not want to miss out on as a student. Continue reading Get Tutors to Be Able to Get into the University of Your Choice
My daughter came to me in tears not long ago. She is a happy child, so I knew that something was seriously wrong. I thought at first it might be boy trouble as she is at that age, but it turned out to be something that is much easier to handle. She was having issues with her schooling, which was a surprise as well, but it was nothing that physics tuition did not fix. She has always excelled in school, but she was having trouble with physics. I wish that I could help her with that, but I was never that good with any of the sciences either.
There is a solution to every problem though, and I knew that there had to be one to this too. The first thing I did was schedule an appointment to talk with her physics teacher. I was happy to hear that she was not having as much trouble as I thought. She was maintaining an average grade, which most parents would be happy with. I was happy with that too, but I knew she was not. She always excels in everything, so this was a first. Continue reading My Daughter is Caught Up Again
Thank the stars for the Bakersfield chiropractor I eventually went to because I thought I was never going to be able to walk again. Walking is a big deal for me because I’m getting older and I spend most of my day and well into the night peering into a computer screen as part of my job. I don’t get a lot of time for serious exercise, so I always carve out an hour or so at night to stroll around the neighborhood. It’s not the same as hitting the gym, but it’s still better than nothing.
Recently I noticed something wrong with one of my feet. Basically it hurt. The pain increased in severity, too, although oddly enough sometimes the pain would totally drop off and I would feel fine. Continue reading A Walking Injury or Something Worse?
When I decided to treat myself, I knew that I wanted to find a salon that does manicure and pedicure in Singapore. I used to go to a nail salon where I used to live on a pretty regular basis, but I had not been to one since I moved here nearly six months ago. My nails were a wreck, and I just wanted to do something nice for myself since life had turned less chaotic for me. It did not take me but a few seconds to know that the way to do this would be to make my nails look really nice again.
Presentation is everything, and while I still did an okay job of presenting myself, I knew that it was not as good as it could be. Continue reading They Do a Great Job on My Nails
I have been thinking about how I can get to a place where I can marry Emily and the only thing that makes sense is that I need more money. Since I do not think robbing banks would be a sound decision I have taken an extra job three nights a week, mostly on the weekends. I found this place that does house cleaning for Singapore, except that where I work is all commercial property that is going to be closed while I am there. I know the lady that runs the place, she is the mother of one of my best friends and she is a really sweet woman. Continue reading I Am Working a Second Job
I thought it would be really hard to live in another country when my husband first talked to me about moving. I’m such a homebody that I feel really uncomfortable just driving across my hometown, much less flying to another country. Once we moved to Singapore, I stayed home as much possible. I spent my days cleaning and decorating our place. Soon, I friended a neighbor who said she was starting a business for move in cleaning for Singapore renters and she asked if I would be interested in partnering with her. Every time that she came over to visit, she said she noticed that she had interrupted me while I was cleaning and making things look so nice at our place. I gave her offer some serious thought because I needed a job so badly.
My husband has always been outgoing and friendly. My personality is so different than his. I am a hard worker like he is, but I can easily over-focus on work and be somewhat introverted, too. This makes me a great worker, but when it comes to my social life, I typically just like to keep active and focus on work. I felt like such a fish out of water because I was in a foreign country, but I wanted a job badly. I found myself shying away from going out to look for one on my own. I knew that needed to change because we needed to have two incomes coming in.
I sat down with my neighbor and listened while she detailed her new business plan. She would be the business owner, but she also needed someone like me who is a hard worker and could help to train new employees about anything that needs to be done for move-in cleaning jobs. She said that she knew that I was a hard worker and could be an asset to her business. I talked it over with my husband and decided that I would say yes to my new job offer.
Business trips can be stressful and sometimes annoying. When traveling it is always a great idea to find something or someway to help you relax, even if you are stressed. This is why I got a pedicure in Singapore when I was there last year. It was the most relaxing and calming experience and it helped me better be able to meet clients and have meetings.
I had been scheduled to go to Singapore to meet with a very high profile client. The meeting was about one of our companies newest technologies and how it would work perfectly with some of the client’s products. The goal of the meeting was to ensure that both parties could reach a deal and would be able to work together in the future. It was a huge deal and one that I couldn’t mess up for my team.
When I got to Singapore, there was a car waiting for me and the client I was dealing with had set up a hotel and everything for me. Continue reading Before a Stressful Event Pedicures Might Helpt
Every year, my husband and I look forward to spending time at our summer house with our children and grandchildren. I was really disappointed during much of our time there this year due to back pain, but my oldest daughter found a Camas chiropractor in the city for me to see. After just two visits, I started feeling better than I had felt for many months. I wish that I would have thought about going long before we left to stay in our summer home. I would have been able to enjoy more of my time there if I had done that.
I felt the pain coming on little by little over about a year’s time. I always thought that being really strong and pushing through pain was the best way to deal with things. It really is not the best way to handle that sort of thing. Instead, you just bring on more stress for yourself by doing that. Not only that, if you ignore things, you can soon find yourself with a bigger problem that cannot be solved. I got really lucky because I feel great now after getting proper treatment. Continue reading I Wanted to Enjoy the Summer with My Family
I found a website recently that held the answers to my dream of moving to a warmer part of the country. I live, and have lived for many years, near the Canadian border in a fairly small city. My husband made his living owning a couple of fairly prosperous convenience stores here in the city and we did well. He passed away about ten years ago and I decided to keep the stores and run them myself. I did pretty well with them until I got into my sixties and decided I wanted to retire and move somewhere else.
Old age and the weather were mostly to blame. I probably could have kept working, but the snow and ice and the cold just seems to get worse every year. Continue reading Nice Living in a Warm Place