My friends can be a bit competitive at times. When we’re all eating at a restaurant, someone will randomly start eating faster than the others, and we’ll end up in a race to see who can finish their meal the fastest. A few weeks ago at my condo at the Treasure at Tampines, we were watching a game show where contestants had to answer trivia questions for money. We were competing with each other to see who could get the most right answer. No one was keeping score during the game, so no one really remembered who had the most. I remembered that a video game version of the game show had been made, so I ordered the game and invited my friends over again to have a real competition.
For the game, I decided to make a prize pool that anyone could get if they won the game. Each person had to put $100 into the pool as an entrance fee. To play the video game, each person had a controller and they were allowed to create their own custom character however they wanted. Continue reading The First Condo Quiz Competition
I have been doing without any sort cable TV or anything like that since I moved in to the place I am living now. It was a necessary decision. You just are not required to have a pay TV service, although like most people I enjoy having it when I want. Of course I had to have the Internet and I paid for that, even though I settled for a thirty dollar per month wireless internet provider. At any rate now I have the money for something inexpensive and I have started looking for more information here about the subject of satellite TV packages. Continue reading Looking for a Good Satellite Package
I wanted to find a company that does corporate entertainment. I own a fairly new company, and I knew that having a corporate party for our prospective clients would show them just how far we are willing to go to make them happy. I was not planning on having a dull party where it consists only of dinner and drinks. I have been to countless affairs like that, and frankly, they are quite boring. I wanted to provide a fresh experience for others so they would remember my company as one who goes above and beyond.
In order to do that, I wanted to have it catered by the best. I also wanted to have professional waiters and bartenders, which the catering company provided for me. Continue reading An Entertainment Company That Definitely Delivered
The whole purpose of a home security system is to provide early warning and to act as a deterrent. The early warning is for the occupants and for emergency services. The deterrent rests in the fact that criminals want to avoid getting caught, so they chose houses with no alarms over ones that have them. When we were getting an alarm system for our house, we contacted ADT in Plano to get a new digital system.
I like our system and how it uses the cellular network instead of a landline telephone system to be able to contact the monitoring agency. We do not have to worry about some savvy thief cutting the phone line to prevent the system from calling for help. The smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are also monitored. The fire alarm part of the system will call the monitoring agency and get help on the way regardless of whether or not we are home or not or awake or fast asleep. Continue reading We Are Pleased with Our Home Security System
Crime is something that is everywhere, but it still seems like it happens to other people instead of ourselves. Otherwise, we would all have security systems. I used to think that was something only the wealthy could have, but I had never researched it to see just how wrong I was. When there was a home invasion less than a mile from me, I knew that it was time to look into security systems, regardless of the cost. I did a search for ADT in New Orleans and was surprised to see just how affordable it is to have a home security system.
There were different packages, and even the one I wanted did not cost very much at all. I was just going to get the home security package, but I also liked that I could get equipment that would monitor for smoke and fire, carbon monoxide, and even flood and freezing issues. Continue reading A Security System is Cheaper Than I Thought
I stayed in a motel that the company I work for paid for when I had to fix some computers at a new production facility the company bought in another state. My company can always be cheap with the travel expenses, but I didn’t complain as it resulted in a bigger year-end bonus. However, this motel stay resulted in me bringing back bed bugs in my luggage. I had no idea until a couple of months later when my wife and I had strange marks on our skin. We had to hire a bed bug exterminator in NYC to get rid of the pests in our home. I can certainly say that it was creepy and downright disgusting to even think about having picked up these critters during a hotel stay. Continue reading How I Brought Back Bed Bugs in My Luggage
I think that it is time to have some tree work done in my yard again, and I have probably been putting it off because I am not looking forward to having to pay as much money as it tends to cost for this type of work. But maybe I can get a better deal this time than last time around. I am going to try to look for companies that do tree removal in Long Island and I would like to see if I can get a few quotes from a few different companies to compare.
Of course, before I can get quotes, I will have to figure out exactly what I want to have done. Continue reading Tree Removal Companies in Long Island
We never rented a limo for our family coming in for the holidays because there is usually 25 of them. It is a fun yet chaotic time at our house for the week they are all here. Sometimes we fly over to be with them for a week, but sometimes they all fly here. Everyone wants to come visit. We are like that as a family. They all book the same flight together. I usually have friends help me pick them up. When I learned of the stretch limos that limo companies are now renting (check out http://www.limoservicemississauga.org), we got one of them instead.
We got a bigger bus so we could ride into the airport and back with them. Plus, we needed a place to put all the luggage. The bus we got had a bathroom in it and a beverage bar. It was a fun ride! Some stay at our house, and some stay at my in-law’s house just across the street from us. Continue reading We Needed to Rent One of the Limo Party Buses to Pick Up Our Big Family from the Airport
I bought some piano lessons for kids in Singapore because my daughter needed them. We employed the services of an instructor who would come over to the house to teach her techniques and they just didn’t click. My daughter didn’t care for the teacher and thus made little progress in learning how to play the instrument. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in life, you’ll never master anything unless you really click with the person teaching you. I’ve always learned better and faster with someone I liked and respected than with a person who seemed hostile or indifferent.
I wanted my daughter to learn to enjoy playing the piano, to have a passion for the instrument that would translate into really achieving mastery over the keyboard. Continue reading They Got My Daughter to the Next Level
I as really hoping that the apts for Goodlettsville TN residents would be really nice after my hubby told me that we would be moving there, I knew nothing about Tennessee other than the fact that I knew that it is really pretty there. I was hoping that the city we would be moving to would also be really pretty. I really like places that have a lot of trees and forest area, and I knew nothing about this particular city, so I immediately began looking online to learn about it. I was pleased to see that it looks just like I thought it would.
I grew up in California where there are a lot of beaches and palm trees. Continue reading Moving to a New State Has Been Great
When I started looking into a Singapore physics tuition program for my son, I was surprised that there were so many different tutors and programs available. I was a bit frazzled at first because I had no idea how to find out which tutor was the best one. This was not a decision that could be taken lightly. If I want to know what restaurant to go to for dinner, it really does not matter in the grand scheme of things if I choose a poor one on any particular evening.
The same cannot be said about a physics tutor though. My son was struggling in his class at school, and he needed help. His teacher is the one who suggested that I look into a physics tutoring program, and she gave me some tips on how to find one that is qualified. I just had no idea that there would be so many who are qualified in this area. Continue reading She is No Longer Worried About Exams
It took me some time to find effective home cleaning services in Singapore. I kept hiring companies, and I kept firing them because they couldn’t do a good job. They either didn’t show up on time, or when they did they couldn’t do a good job. Most of these places let you know up front what they’re willing to clean and for how much, which makes sense to me, but so few follow through on the delivery. I got tired of handing money over to firms that seemed like they wanted to cut corners and make a quick buck.
Part of the problem is that I’m a clean freak and I’m picky. I’m not the easiest person to work for and can get quite prickly when something isn’t done right. Continue reading The Best Cleaners in This City
Sometimes I feel like I am a functional recluse. I can go to work and endure social gatherings when necessary. However, my default is to stay at home. I enjoy my hobbies at home and do not have a desire to go out for entertainment. On the bright side, it saves me a lot of money that I can use on my hobbies. However, I do like open spaces and I enjoy swimming. This is why I am considering a condo at the New Futura in Singapore. There are two skyscraper towers for this project, and each one has pools on the 23rd level for the residents. The swimming areas are surrounded in a serene setting type that I do enjoy when I am not at home. There are two towers to choose from with many of the condo units already sold.
It is tough being like me on a crowded island. I visited a distant relative once in the States. He lived with his family on a large plot of land out in the middle of nowhere. I enjoyed going off by myself when the world seemed to feel like it was closing in around me and just paint. I still have the paintings of those landscapes hanging on my walls here back home. I never sold any of them. It is tough to recreate those feelings here on the crowded island of Singapore, especially in a densely populated urban area where I need to live to work. However, I manage to find secluded spots even here in Singapore where public spaces are very well occupied and used.
One thing that works for me is timing when I go swimming or for a walk on a trail. Where the rest of the folks are pretty much on a predictable schedule, I choose times to find seclusion when they are at work or at times when most people would be home with family. There are probably a lot of people that feel like me, but it’s not like we are going to advertise it.
I went to see a chiropractor in Santa Maria, who I heard fantastic things about. Separately, I also set up an appointment at another chiropractor’s office located closer to home. I wanted to see which place would offer better treatments. I quickly learned that both of them offered great prices and services. I ended up going to the place in Santa Maria because I felt comfortable there. It felt good to know that I could receive such good treatment after the car accident that I had last year. I had been down a long road in the hospital, and I was grateful that I was living on my own, walking again and feeling so much better again.
It all started when I went on a blind date with a guy that mutual friends had set me up with. I had never been on a blind date, and I was worried. I felt that he would not be a murderer since my friends knew him well, but I didn’t know anything about him as a person or what he even looked like. He seemed nice enough during the first few moments that we met. I was willing to get into his car with him so that he could drive us to dinner. Dinner was pleasant enough. What I didn’t know is that he had been drinking before he came to pick me up. At dinner, he had a few more drinks. By the time we left the restaurant, his blood alcohol level was sky high.
That was the night that my blind date crashed into another car. It took his life, and it put me into the hospital for 5 months. At first, the doctor told me that I would not be able to walk again. I believed him at first, and then I worked hard to prove him wrong. Now that I’m out of the hospital and walking again, I go see my chiropractor weekly to give me further help. I’ve taken control of my life again.
I have envied other women who can go without makeup and feel comfortable doing so. I had a birthmark on my right cheek that is about 3 inches by 3 inches wide. In my twenties, I learned to stop counting the number of people who would ask, “What is that on your face?” I began wearing makeup at all times to keep it covered. Beauty treatments now work miracles, so I went to a female aesthetic doctor in Singapore who has been helping to change the way my cheek looks.
When I was a small girl, other kids teased me about the discoloration on my cheek. I remember one boy telling me that no man would ever want me because I looked like a monster. That turned out not to be true, of course. However, as a child, I was mortified and believed him. I have never really liked cosmetics, so I did not start using them immediately in my teens when most girls began using them. Continue reading I Wanted to Feel Normal Like Everyone else when I Look in the Mirror
When we got a new head coach for our college football team, we were all excited. I am one of the special teams coaches, and I knew that we needed to head in a different direction if we were ever going to get out of our slump. When he told us that he wanted all of the players to see a chiropractor in Santa Barbara, I admit that I was just as confused as the other coaches. We knew that chiropractic care is important for players who are injured, and we made sure that they received all the medical attention they need should an injury occur, regardless if it is on the field or off.
However, none of our players were injured at that time. I know a bit about preventive care, but I honestly never considered it as far as chiropractic care is concerned. The new coach explained his reasoning, and we were all on board with it. Continue reading The Entire Team Gets Chiropractic Care
Learning about Cyber Monday hdtvs is critical if you want to upgrade your television viewing experience without having to take out a second mortgage on your house. Sure, the prices on high end television sets have come down over the years, but you will still spend a bundle of money buying one, especially if said television set is a very large unit. And if you’re going to upgrade to high definition television, why would you opt for a smaller unit if you can save a bundle and still get a much bigger device?
I decided to purchase one of these television sets for my parents, specifically my father, for their anniversary celebration. He enjoys a lot of different sports but because he is retired he doesn’t have the money in his budget for a high definition television set. Continue reading Saving Big Time on Your Upscale Tv Purchases
We have two kids and two dogs. Technically that is having four kids as our dogs are like family, and they require care and supervision. We were in a position of needing to move because the property manager of our old place would not fix some serious problems. We were searching for nice apartments for Tallahassee when we found Parkway Square. It was a real step above where we were living. I am not sure what was going on yet, but I think the owner really wanted to drive tenants out to rebuild into something else. We really have been impressed with Parkway Square from the first day. This place is kept up really nice.
We had looked at a lot of apartments in our two month search. We took our time so as not to move into another situation we would want out of. We took the time to even meet a few people close to the apartment we were considering. Continue reading Things We Know to Look for when Picking a New Apartment
After living in New York for all my life, I never saw myself living anywhere else. That was until I went on vacation and visited the wonderful city of Tallahassee. I have a friend who moved here about a year ago, and I decided to pay her a visit. I fell in love with the city and the community and everything else it had to offer, and I decided that this was where I wanted to move. As soon as I got back home, I started searching for Tallahassee apartments.
I was looking for an apartment home that would be not only affordable, but would make me feel like I was living in the lap of luxury. Fortunately for me, rent is so much less expensive than Tallahassee than New York. For what I paid New York, I was certain that I could find something quite extravagant in Tallahassee. Continue reading Following My Best Friend to a New City
I’ve had the opportunity to meet some really good people through my church. I’ve met quite a few who have become good friends, and there are always new people joining, too. One of these people turned out to be someone who I would begin dating, and now we’re going to get married. It all started when I learned that she needed help looking for apartments in Bluffdale Ut ah because she was having a tough time in the relationship and situation that she was in. I never imagined that it would turn into such a positive thing for me to help out.
It all started when a new woman came to our bible study group that we have every Wednesday night. She was polite and friendly, and everyone liked her. Continue reading Helping a Friend Find a New Place Turned into Something Bigger
The 2016 McLaren 675lt has to rank as one of the most impressive super cars I have ever had the pleasure of reading about it. It’s sleek design belies the power that lies within. It’s got a twin-turbocharged V8 engine that is guaranteed to draw the attention of the police should you ever decide to really open it up. I like fast cars, and I’ve got more than a few of the really fast cars, but I really wanted to own this baby. I have been looking around for one to purchase for some time, but the few that I found came with an excessive number of modifications.
I don’t like modifications unless I am the one making them. Continue reading Definitely the Ultimate in Super Cars
I may not have a lot of experience yet in life, but I know that it is best to live with a friend if you are young and can’t pay for all your basic living needs on your own. I knew that there is no reason to get myself into debt. So, I asked my best friend if she wanted to look at Newport News apartments for rent with me. Her face lit up immediately. She had been wanting to move out, but she only works part time and goes to school, so she knew that she could not do it by herself. I have graduated and have a full time job now, but extra help and support is always a very good thing.
My parents told me that they would help us with furniture and a lot of other things that we will need. Despite all the things in my parent’s home, I had never really sat down and thought about the fact that a mop, broom, towels, toilet paper and all the other things that you need for basic needs can add up to quite a bit of money. So, mom sat me down and wrote out a big list of the most essential things that we will need. When I saw the total price, I was a little nervous. But she said that I have always been a good kid, and that I have worked hard to get through school and stay out of trouble, so she was willing to help.
My dad helped me and my best friend find the best place for us. It’s in a very secure area. The rent is a price we can both afford. It is in a part of town that makes our jobs and our families still very accessible to us. My parents are helping us to learn all that we need to know.