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
When I asked her to marry me, she asked me what we could expect together as man and wife. I was not sure what she meant, so I said that she could expect me to work and earn a paycheck to keep us a home and pay the bills. She told me that she could do that too. I told her that the combined money could then make sure our kids went to college. She asked about a place to live. I told her that the apartment in Simpsonville SC that she showed me online was very nice, and that I would be very happy to live there with her by my side.
She asked me if I would be happy in an apartment since I spent my whole life so far living in a house in the suburbs. I told her that I had adapted to dorm life just fine for the degree I just earned, and that this apartment was a whole lot bigger than a dorm. Plus, I added, the apartment is actually about the same size in square feet as the house I grew up in. I told her that we were starting out great. Continue reading My Bride, New Job and New Apartment
I was looking at the luxury apartments for rent in North Dallas because I wanted to pay more to live in the city. I wanted to live in the city because I was living with friends in the suburbs and it was all families in our area and next door. I knew that it was going to be a lot of money to have some extras, but I had no idea how much was available for me. Some of the apartments actually have a concierge that will help you get your laundry and run errands for you, but this comes at a high fee. You can pay a monthly fee to have a full concierge at your services, any time of the day. Continue reading Spending More for Piece of Mind
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
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
My dad recently passed away, and my mom decided that she wanted to sell her house and rent an apartment instead. I told her that I thought it would be a great year, because not only would it free her from having to worry about home repairs, but it would allow her to make new friends and socialize with people in the community. I told her I would take care of the details, and I began to search for a website that would provide me with the best apartment in the location I wanted. I sat down my mom and began to show her some of the options available. She immediately gravitated toward one apartment in particular, probably because of the great photography they had on the website. It really brought everything to life. Continue reading Finding an Apartment for My Mom
The truth is that most of my stuff is still in storage, because I never really liked this place and I did not plan on staying here for long either, living here has made it all the more obvious. The people in this place are just flat out crazy, and crazy in the way that keeps me from sleeping through the night. I think the police have been here four or five times in the past couple of weeks. If you click here you can see the place that I went to look at today. I love the location and I like just about everything about them except for the fact that I can not really afford them. In order for that to really be practical I would have to find a reliable roommate, which is a much nicer trick than you might think it would be. Continue reading I Am Getting Ready to Move Again
In fact I would simply not be able to afford this place on my own and it would be rather difficult even if I had one roommate. A single bedroom apartment at the District at Grand Terrace is around twelve hundred and fifty bucks a month, but if you get a two bedroom place and a roommate, you end up paying a bit more than half as much. However if you get a three bedroom place and you have two people to share the cost, then you are going to pay around six hundred dollars a month. I did not come up with the plan, instead I just ran into this guy that I went to college with. Continue reading I Lucked into a Great Situation
I have been watching a new apartment building go up near my office for about 6 months. One enough construction had taken place for me to realize the if the building would be completely done soon, I realized that they may already be renting units out, or at the very least, showing some units to interested customers. The named turned out to be Capella at Rancho Del Oro Luxury apartment homes and I was interested in looking around. The next night, I got off of work and there to get a guided tour. Before I left the property, I had already signed a lease there.
I’m usually not all that spontaneous. I usually don’t like things to change. Continue reading I Surprised Myself with How Interested I Was in Making a Change