My husband has done really well at the company that he works at, and he has rapidly moved up the ranks. When he got the chance to grab a position as the V.P. of Technology at his company’s branch in Singapore, we were both excited about it. I learned the language here for the first two years of our residence here, and now I am getting some jc physics tuition help so that I can get through the science classes at my local college more easily. Going to school in another country has been an adventure, but nothing that I can’t handle. We will be here for another few years for sure, and then we will decide whether we want to stay longer or go back home. I’m hoping that we stay.
It’s true that your mind grows when you travel to other countries. I found that to be true after every country we have ever visited. Continue reading
A co-worker suggested I look online for traditional Chinese medicine for Singapore after I couldn’t shake a bad cold I caught almost immediately after I arrived here to start a one year stint as a financial consultant. I smoke cigarettes and don’t have the best diet I could have, so I wasn’t worried when I didn’t shake the illness after a couple of weeks. When I get a cold, it usually lasts a long time. But when I still had the cold after a month, I started to worry that I had something seriously wrong with my body.
My friend suggested I look online for a clinic that specializes in mixing western medical techniques with traditional Chinese herbal healing. He said he had a serious bout of back pain that led to him missing a lot of work. Continue reading
We are almost done with this project, which is a little part of the work on a big high rise called the Singapore New Futura condo. There is a nice penthouse on it and the guy that bought it had us come in and do some work for him. Of course we are getting a really good reputation for custom kitchens and we are going to have a lot of work when we get back to Sydney. The people we work for want to get a professional grade kitchen and they want to impress people who are basically filthy rich. So you have to constantly outdo yourself. This kitchen is a really sweet thing. I tried it out myself this morning and it was obvious that everything worked the way that it should. The owner came by and seemed upset, but of course I had to make sure that everything worked. Continue reading
I needed to find an excellent ux design course because I wanted to make video games. Specifically, I wanted to make games that people could play on mobile phones and tablets. There is nothing wrong with desktop games, in fact they often look and play better because of the large monitors and the excellent video cards involved, but the trend is moving to mobile platforms. I needed to learn how ux design works so I could eventually start my own video game company. That is where the big money is these days, I believe.
I looked online to see if I could find a place where I could learn what I needed to know without a lot of other nonsense. I didn’t want to spend years in school taking a lot of useless course work in order to learn the sliver of information I needed to know. I soon found a great place that does a lot of teaching in various visual arts. They do music arts as well, but they also teach video game design and related technologies. It seemed to good to be true, frankly, so I inquired further and soon found myself on the path to learning ux design.
I knew the place was good because when I started asking questions, they had all the right answers. They knew what I was talking about and understood the underlying technology involved. I’d tried the same thing with some other places and it became immediately clear that it was a scam because they didn’t understand the technical terms. This place knows what is going on and they’re ready to work with me on whatever I need to get that knowledge so I can start creating now and not later after years of schooling and a lot of useless debt. I’m glad I found this place.
At lunch, a friend of mine told me it would be a good idea to hire a part time helper for Singapore because I don’t have a lot of time to do anything around the house. I took this suggestion the heart and started looking for one when I got home from lunch. I found a lot of services and I wasn’t sure which one would be the best for my home. I looked at some reviews and determined that there was one that really stood out among the others and gave them a call. I made arrangements for them to come early in the morning and start cleaning my home
I was impressed with the great job that the service had done to my home. Continue reading
Moving to a new location means having to find a new place to get everything done. When I was back at home in the states, all I had to do was stroll down to the local shopping plaza and I could find everything I wanted. I could buy my groceries, rent a movie, or even get a pedicure while my dry cleaning was being done. When I moved, in order to get a pedicure in Singapore, I had to locate the place closest to me because I wasn’t aware of anything in the area.
I figured the best way to find out what was in the area was to ask the people who live there. I talked to some of my neighbors and asked them where they did all of their shopping and got their personal care done. Each person seemed to have a different answer based on their own preference. Continue reading
My wife and I have used the same maid for nearly ten years when it comes to both our house as well as our small business. We hired her full time within a few weeks because we could tell right from the start that she was going to be a huge asset to us in both areas. When her mother fell ill and she had to go be with her, she was worried she would lose her job. We assured her that was not an option, and that we would hire a part time cleaner in Singapore for the couple of weeks that she would be gone. Continue reading
My face fell when someone at the police department in my mom’s hometown called me late one night to tell me that mom had been in a car accident and she did not make it. I felt so far away from everything then. I had to get myself together and catch a flight to mom’s city immediately to make funeral plans because I’m the only family she had. I felt so out of it as I walked into the store that sells Jewish monuments in New Jersey and picked out a beautiful headstone for her. It took me an hour. The people there were so popular, but this memorial would be permanent and I wanted it to be right. I wanted it to be something mom would approve of. The employees there understood completely and were so incredibly impatient with me.
I have always feared not having either one of my parents. My dad went first years ago thanks to cancer. Continue reading
I was tasked with making a presentation at a company event, and I was against the idea. The last time I had done any kind of speaking in public, I was so nervous that I was stuttering all of my words. I was sweating bullet through the whole thing and my hands were trembling. I thought I was going to have a panic attack. The only way I could prevent another situation like that one from happening again was to take a public speaking class and hope that I could improve well enough in time for my big presentation.
The class put me through various situations to help me prepare for the big event. We learned techniques to lessen the nervousness that we would feel when speaking in front of a group of people. I understood what was being taught in the class, but I was wondering how it would play out in real life. Training can be a little different than a real scenario. I just had to trust that I would remember what I learned and hope for the best. Continue reading
Finding the best demarcation barrier is a tricky task. I own a roofing company and when my guys are just doing residential work, it’s not a big deal to worry about potential hazards they might face on a job. On a residential roof there isn’t anything of particular danger that they might run into. You have a few metal vents and maybe a chimney and that is about it. But when they are doing work on an industrial building, especially an older building that is being refurbished, that is when they face many obstacles that can result in serious injury or death.
What types of obstacles do they face? Let’s say we took a job to do repair work on the roof of an old warehouse that needs a lot of interior work because the structure isn’t sound. Sometimes we have to go ahead and do the roofing work before someone else has come out and shored up the building. That means there are parts of the roof that can collapse if someone walks over it. A demarcation barrier makes sure my guys know where it is safe to walk and what areas to avoid. Needless to say, it is crucial.
We used to use an old barrier before I got wise and looked for something that would work better. I found a company online that sells all sorts of safety equipment for companies in my line of work. The items looked extremely durable and the price was right so I purchased a barrier and then sent it out on some jobs. Setting it up was easier than the old barrier and I think it works better. The safety inspector from the city saw it and congratulated me on caring about my workers enough to get it. I’m pretty happy with it.
It was nothing that I did at all. The entire thing was simply an inattentive teenage girl. The truth is that she was pretty too and I had the sense left in me to flirt with her, even though I had a bit of blood on my face and I was limping around with a bad knee. A couple of days later I woke up with a stiff back and after figuring out the best course of action, I went to see a chiropractor in Cumming GA. I figured that there was not really much that a doctor would be able to do for me. They would take a lot of tests and offer you some pills, but the truth is that I am more afraid of pain pills than I am of the pain itself. The pills are not a solution at any rate, they do nothing except make you temporarily forget the pain. You really are not going to get much benefit from anything that the doctor can do for you, not unless it is so bad that you need a surgeon. Continue reading
I had been tasked by my boss to evaluate and reduce on the job injuries at my workplace. I worked in the administrative office of a large manufacturing firm and with a few days observing the factory workers, their working conditions and methods of work, I contacted a Sacramento chiropractic office to conduct a seminar to help us all practice better methods to doing our jobs more safely and effectively and with less injuries and illness both in the factory and the office.
Just because I worked in an office did not make me or the rest of the office personnel immune from injury and I hoped we could all learn some effective methods to combatting the little aches and pains that come along with working in any environment, as well as the more debilitating injuries the factory workers were experiencing.
The chiropractor who came to our workplace was young and energetic and provided us all with some helpful suggestions and simple exercises to keep us all active and avoiding repetitive motion injuries. For all workers, it was stressed that we simply needed to get up and walk for a few minutes every hour, especially those stationed in one place for the day. Keeping blood circulating properly would be a big benefit for those in the office as well as those who were seated on stools in the factory. He also recommended the use of padded foam mats in the factory to help reduce stress on knees and hips for workers who spent much of their days on their feet.
The chiropractor explained that the few minutes we spent throughout the day walking and stretching wouldn’t mean less work being done at all, which my boss appreciated, but would equal far healthier and happier employees who weren’t taking time off for the little aches and pains that repetitive work can often lead to. Healthy employees are happy and productive employees, and we have walking challenges set up now to further incentivize all employees to maintain their workplace health.
My husband was driving home from work not long ago when he fell asleep at the wheel. Thankfully, he did not hurt anyone else when he wrecked. He did not fair so well though. I knew he was exhausted because he had just pulled his second double in three days, and now he was in a world of pain as well. I went online and did a search for car accident chiropractor in Chandler. I knew that he would probably need to see a chiropractor more than any other doctor because he kept complaining about pain in his neck.
I have never had whiplash, so I was not sure if that was what he was experiencing or not. I did read up on it, and he said that he was feeling a lot of what I explained to him. That is why I wanted him to see a chiropractor. Continue reading
I had heard of TCM, or Traditional Chinese Medicine, but I honestly never thought I would start looking at it as an option for myself. That changed when I started feeling pretty fatigued. My primary care physician was not able to determine what was wrong, and that was after a complete physical, blood work, and some testing. Everything came back in the normal ranges, but I was still really tired. A good friend of mine told me that I should look into a Chicago acupuncture specialist that her cousin had went to for some similar issues.
She explained that the acupuncture really changed how her cousin was feeling. I wanted to learn more about acupuncture first, because all I could imagine was dozens of long needles sticking into my body. Continue reading
The entire thing never should have been very complicated, although I suspect that the insurance company decided that because I am a woman they could run roughshod over me. The truth is that I was not even moving and my car was not on when the other driver hit me. I had talked to an auto accident injury attorney in Sacramento about the case and tried to figure out how big of a percentage that he would have taken out of the settlement. I knew what I need to end up with and that was what I expected to come out of it with, so that was something which I was not going to negotiate away. The insurance company seemed to think that I was going to take a loss on this deal, but that was not in my plans and it was not how it ended up turning out. We just wasted a great deal of time and effort to get to the same place that I started out at.
It was just a matter of holding out and threatening to haul them into court. Continue reading
When my husband noticed hair falling off of his head, he shrugged it off at first. He figured it was just a part of aging, but that was only when it was minimal loss of hair at best. When he turned 60 and realized just how much hair he had lost over the past few years, he decided to go online and see what he could learn about it. I thought he looked extremely handsome, and I was even a bit envious on how men seem to just get better with age while women have to do all kinds of beauty tricks to remain looking good.
Anyway, my husband found this website that had some really interesting facts about hair loss in men. Continue reading
When we decided to buy a house, my wife and I took our time looking at the different ones for sale in our area. We wanted to make sure we were not settling for anything, which is something that we try not to do in other areas of our lives too. After finding the house of our dreams, we decided to get everything set up before we moved in. Some of it was easy, like getting our water turned on and the power started. Other things, like our ATT Internet, took a bit more time to make sure we were not settling for second best, or worse!
I know that AT&T has a really great reputation, but I had never had them for my Internet service provider before. I wanted to make sure that they offered the same quality service that they do in other areas. I went to a site that had all of the information laid out in easy to understand terms. Continue reading
A friend of mine wanted to do a makeover on me one day. I didn’t really feel that I needed one, but my friend thought I could look so much better than I already did. I didn’t know whether to take this as an insult or not, but I agreed to let her do the makeover, just as long as she was the one paying for it. We went shopping to buy some new clothes, got pedicures and manicures, and even got new hairstyles. She recommended that I try some curly clip in human hair extensions to spice up my look a little.
At the end of the makeover, I looked like a completely different person. I wasn’t sure that the look would work for me, but my friend told me to give it a try and if I didn’t like it after a couple of days, she would help me go back to my original look. I went on about my life as I normally would, but things were far beyond normal for me. Everywhere I would walk, heads would turn. Men, women, and even children would stop to look at me. It was like I was the center of attention for the entire world.
I went to buy a cup of coffee at a local coffee shop that I usually go to in the afternoon. I usually chat for a short time with a guy who works there, but when I walked in after having the makeover, he was struggling to find the right words to say to me. I asked him if anything was wrong, and he said nothing was wrong, that I just looked completely stunning. Other people seemed to share the same sentiment as the guy from the coffee shop. I think I’ll keep the look a little longer.
When my wife and I bought our home nearly 40 years ago, the worst thing we had to worry about was a childish prank. That is no longer the case though. We don’t even know all of our neighbors like we did years ago. We do know our immediate neighbors, but so many others have moved or passed away, and younger people have moved into their homes. I realized that times are changing, and we needed to change as well. That is the reason why we wanted to have an ADT home security system installed.
When we knew our neighbors, we were not concerned about anything other than having a good time with them. Now though, it is all different. We see young people going to these houses on our street at all times of the day and night. Continue reading
Just recently, I purchased a log cabin in the mountains and it is kind of a dream I have had for a long time. It is really a picturesque area and I am glad that I was able to purchase some property there. The only problem that I see is that it is pretty rural and so I don’t know how I am going to get an internet connection there. I want to check with Hughesnet internet to see if I can get a satellite internet connection for the cabin. I know it is in the mountains and such, but I don’t think that would be a problem for a satellite connection. It is not like it is in a valley, or anything like that which would block the signal from being received.
So I feel pretty confident I will be able to get that type of internet connection at my new cabin. I am excited to take the family camping there. But a problem I have is that I am not going to be able to convince the whole family to come on the vacation if I do not have an internet connection there. Continue reading