There was a clause in my rental agreement that I had to have my apartment cleaned before I move out. I had no problem with that, because it was in excellent shape when I moved in. I came in fully expecting to have to clean out the cupboards and shampoo the carpets, but everything looked great in the apartment. That is why I did not mind having to do post tenancy cleaning in Singapore, because the next person who lives where I called home for the last few years deserves to have a nice place to walk into for the first time too.
I already knew that I was not going to do the cleaning myself. Continue reading
I brought Physics tuition into the picture recently in order to help a troubled student in one of my classes reach his full potential. I’ve done this before when I notice someone who is bright and a hard worker struggle mightily with the material. Make no mistake about it: Physics is a tough field. Many people fear the class and they’re right to do so. I don’t pull any punches teaching the material and students who don’t work hard will not pass them. I see it as preparing them for life because life is not a series of easily passed tests.
Still, I understand my teaching style doesn’t mesh well with everyone, even very smart individuals. Many teachers just shrug and let their kids sink or swim and then move on to the next year of classes. Continue reading
By the time I got in to see the chiropractor in Bakersfield, I’d been dealing with a serious skiing related injury for about two days. My husband and I flew off to Colorado for a weekend of hitting the slopes, only I almost ended up hitting a tree. I tried to tackle a slope that was far beyond my abilities and the next thing I knew I was careening off the beaten path and heading for the woods. I purposely tried to slide into a quick landing to avoid killing myself, but I felt something go in my hip as I slid across the snow pack.
To be honest I thought I’d broken my hip bone. The pain was excruciating and I got very afraid that I’d need extensive surgery or that I might not even make it to the hospital. They had to have a crew come out and take me back to the lodge. Continue reading
When I was younger, my folks told me that I was always singing and dancing. The dancing has slowed down a good bit, but I still love to sing. I also love to write music and different musical arrangements. It is no surprise that when I had to decide what I wanted to do with my life, I ended up getting a diploma in music from Orita Sinclair School of Design and Music. It was always a given I would go into the music industry, but I was not sure how I was going to go about that.
That all changed when I looked at one of the electronic brochures from the school. I liked that I was able to look at the different modules and get a lot of information from each one. I did not want to waste four years of my life by going to a university where I would have to learn things I was not interested in, simply to get the degree I want. That is not the case with Orita Sinclair. Continue reading
I was rushing around to help my husband get ready for one of his business trips when I hurt myself. When he got back home from that business trip and learned that I was still having trouble, he pointed out that I should get myself to a Vancouver chiropractor before the problem became much worse than it already had become. He promised that he would make the appointment for me, drive me there and back and help me with whatever I need during the time that I needed for recuperation.
My husband is always so helpful. The day that I was getting his things together for his trip, he was busy working a list of things that I had put together for him to work on. He was rushing around inside and outside of our house doing a lot of the things that I felt that I should not do because I have a bad back. Continue reading
I am not really sure whether or not this thing makes a lot of sense for me in the long haul, but I have really been able to get a good bit of work. It was simple and plain luck really. I was in the park playing a game of three on three basketball when this guy gave me his business card. He was looking for someone to pose for some picture, shirtless actually, to sell this supplement. It turned out to be easy money. If you go to this website then you can learn about the dentist that I am talking to right now, although it is not really my idea. Continue reading
Art can be interpreted a number of ways. Depending on who you ask, as person may see something that is completely radical when compared to what most people perceive. Multiple interpretations are even present in sculptures. I make sculptures out of copper, and people always come up with crazy idea as to what the sculptures could be. I always stay up to date on the scrap copper prices per pound because I have to buy the copper to make the sculptures. When the copper prices are at their lowest, I’ll stock up on the metal so I’ll have some in supply when the prices rise again.
My most recent sculpture was made to look like a wolf. Continue reading
My doctor asked me how I was feeling, then he asked me again. He knows I am not one to complain, and that I was only in his office because my wife made me go. He told me to talk to him and lay it out there on the line for him to figure out. I told him that my back had been hurting a lot ever since I jarred it really hard when a step broke in one of our outbuildings. He ran tests and told me to go and see a Campbell chiropractor. I had returned to his office to discuss the imaging results, and he told me to go see that chiropractor right away. He knows I would just blow it off and not go, so he had already scheduled the appointment for me. I had to leave his office and go right over. He said he would check, and he really did.
His office was on the phone with the chiropractor when I walked in. They told me that my doc was checking up on me to make sure I actually went. Continue reading
The first time I ever visited a chiropractor in Mesa AZ was after I tried to teach my son how to ride a skateboard. Back in the 1970s I was a master at skateboarding. I was better than all my friends, could do all the tricks, and spent probably at least three years going everywhere around my small town on a skateboard. Fast forward a few decades and I hadn’t rode one in years, but thought I still had the magic. My son wanted one so I thought I’d teach him how to do it. That was a huge mistake.
I tried to do a thing where you flip the board while you’re in the air and come down on it and keep going, but the board got away from me and I hit the pavement hard. I hit it so hard that I felt something give in my back and twisted my ankle something fierce. My son was laughing until he noticed I was really hurting and he helped me inside. My wife read me the riot act and really she’s right. I simply shouldn’t have been trying to show off. Nonetheless I needed some help with my back because it really hurt.
We ended up going to a chiropractor because my regular doctor didn’t see that anything was wrong. He thought it might be a pinched nerve that would gradually go away over time. The chiropractor knew better. He said the spill compressed one of my discs and that I needed adjustments to pull the pressure off of my nerves or the pain would never get better. He managed to fix the problem over a series of visits. It took about three before I felt markedly better and five before the pain was pretty much gone. He did a marvelous job.
After a bit of sticker shock when buying a home in California, my husband and I found we had much to learn about living on the West coast compared to how we had spent the previous 20 years in the Midwest. Coming from a place where we were used to having a full basement where our furnace resided, once we learned that we would only have a crawl space beneath our home, we knew we would need to look at Sacramento HVAC services to help us maintain our heating and air conditioning systems.
I missed the space we had in our old house with a full basement, but honestly, it had just become a giant storage space. Continue reading
I bought a canary from the pet store for my daughter because she really wanted to have one as a pet. When we got the canary home, my daughter pointed something out to me that I didn’t notice at the pet store, and that was that the canary wasn’t singing. We tried to sing to it in the hopes that it would sing back, but that didn’t work. I talked to the pet store owner and found out that some of the canaries haven’t been trained to sing yet, but I could use a canary singing mp3 to teach the bird to sing on my own.
I purchased a two disc CD set of songs for the canary to listen to and mimic. Canaries learn how to sing by mimicking other adult canaries. The ones who don’t know how to sing are usually the ones that haven’t had an opportunity to learn because they’ve been separated. It’s amazing how a canary can perfectly mimic what it hears from others of the same species. Continue reading
When I was in school it was just a matter of getting through by passing the tests. It was like a whirlwind. I was not convinced I actually learned anything except how to pass tests. I would rather have actually learned something that I could apply and use later. I think tutoring would have helped me in some subjects to really get a more solid grasp of the material. This is why my wife and I are using the physics tutoring of Tony Chee at https://physicstuitionsg.com for our children. I really want them to know more about physics than just how to pass exams to get good grades.
I have seen a lot of tutoring that just gives you material to pass the tests. Coaching to just pass tests is not really learning a subject. I want them to understand things about atoms and electrons on a fundamental level that they can build on as they move forward into advanced education. Continue reading
When I first opened my office, my wife was my part-time secretary. Together, we would clean the office every evening to be ready to greet clients the next day. As we grew, we added a couple more staff people. We offloaded the chore of office cleaning to them. We did not think anything about it, because we did whatever it took to keep our business going on that shoestring budget we started with. Now that there was success, we hired cleaning services in Singapore to clean our offices. The employees we had brought it to our attention that their salaries would be better spent by us to have them do the main jobs they were hired for.
We thought about that for ourselves too. We should have hired cleaning services in Singapore long before we did. Continue reading
When I graduated from school, I got a great job close to where my parents live. They offered me my old bedroom back, and I took advantage of their generosity since it meant I would be able to pay off my school loans quicker. Three years later, I met the woman of my dreams, and I knew that I would ask her one day to become my wife. That day happened just a few weeks ago, and we have just made some major decisions. The first is that we are going to move to New Futura in Singapore when it is ready.
While we will not live together until we are married, we need a place rather quickly because we did not want to have a long engagement. Both of us work, so we had to make sure that the place we move to is good for both of us. As soon as we looked at New Futura, we knew that it was the one for us because of a few different reasons. Continue reading
It’s always good to spread information to other people. I learned about gel manicure in Singapore from a friend, and she learned about it from a friend, who also learned about it from another friend. Who knows how far back the chain of friends goes, but I’m glad I learned about it. This method of manicuring is a bit different from the old method, but I like it better than the old method. The great thing about this new method is that it introduces more people to manicures who wouldn’t normally get them, with one of them being my brother.
My brother likes to act like the typical manly man. He often goes to the gym, he watches sports whenever he has free time, and he likes to drink and rough house with the guys. Continue reading
Spring is my favorite season of the year. I just love the bright colors of everything coming back to life, and it just gives me a new energy that was seeped out of me during the winter months. I guess that is why spring cleaning in Singapore is so popular, because everyone else feels the same way too. For me, I love everything about spring cleaning. It is a time for me to get rid of the old and bring in the new. I go through all of my closets and cupboards at this time.
If I have not used something in the last year, then I donate it to a local charity. Continue reading
My husband and I have purchased a new house in Singapore. We are both extremely excited about this new chapter in our lives and are looking forward to the day we move into our new home. The only problem we have is that we both have very demanding jobs and don’t know when we’ll have the time to clean it before move in day. My sister suggested a cleaning company that she used to work for that provides pre moving in cleaning for Singapore. She told us that this is a very trustworthy company and their work is impeccable and then gave us a contact name and number if we wanted to go this route.
That afternoon I called them and was very pleased with the level of professionalism they portrayed over the phone. We discussed what cleaning was to be included with this service. The lady on the phone said that they clean all windows, kitchen cabinets and drawers, fans as well as the cleanup of the refrigerator. Since this company was so highly recommended by my sister I went ahead and hired them to perform the move in cleaning service.
This was a huge weight lifted off of our shoulders so that we could now concentrate on the closing of the sale and preparing our belongings to be boxed up for moving. It is going to be so nice to not have to worry about cleaning before unpacking and putting away our contents in the new house. I also had the idea that if I’m pleased with their work that I might go ahead and hire them to come in two or three times a month to help with some general cleaning since my husband and I are so busy with our jobs. This would allow us to enjoy what little time off from work that we have.
I would have never considered myself a tad bit spoiled until my husband told me he wanted me to look at an apartment in Charlotte. We are going to be moving there at the end of the year, which gave me plenty of time to look at different houses there. When he told me to look at the website for an luxury apartment complex that will be completed right before we move there, I honestly could not picture myself living in one. My mom and I had lived in a so-called luxury apartment when I was in high school, and I honestly did not want to repeat that experience.
When he asked me to at least look at the website and if I did not like what I saw, then he would agree to getting a house there, I decided to humor him. I am actually the one who was surprised though by my reaction to it, because he obviously knew that I was really going to like what I saw there. Continue reading
Finding apartments for rent in Kingsport Tennessee proved far more difficult than I thought when I first started seriously looking into moving out of my parents home. I’m enrolled in a branch campus of Milligan College here in Kingsport, and really I could have just spent the next few years living at home rent free, but I felt it was important to strike out on my own. Also my mother and father have a tendency to helicopter parent and I really wanted to get away from that situation. So I had to find a place that was affordable.
I also have a cat and there was no possibility that I would leave her behind so I needed living arrangements that allowed for pets. That proved more of a challenge than anything. Continue reading
I had been trying to find a nice family home for nearly two months before I admitted defeat. I was not giving up on finding the home that I wanted, but I was finally ready to admit that I could not do it on my own. I did have a lot of fun looking at houses, but I was also growing tired of looking at houses that did not match what I wanted at all. I had seen an advertisement for luxury homes in the Denver area, with a click here for website tag on it.
I did click on the link, and I was taken to the website of Douglas Kerbs, a realtor who deals in luxury homes. I looked through the listings on his site, and I was impressed with what I saw. I did not see anything that I wanted though, even with how nice they were. I wanted something that was a bit more right on the outskirts of Denver, mainly because I did not want to have to deal with city traffic every day. Continue reading
We have neighbors who work very hard and still need help with things. They have a young daughter who is a beautiful person. She watches our dogs for us when we go away, and her mom and dad are close to us as friends. One thing that often happens when you are struggling to make ends meet is being able to afford dental work. They did not have insurance, so we contacted a cosmetic dentist in Aurora for the daughter when she mentioned once about not liking her teeth. We were at our house when a toothpaste commercial came on and the model had perfect teeth. The girl said how she hides her smile so people do not see her teeth. She needed braces.
We spoke to the parents, and it was a sensitive topic. Continue reading
I was pretty pumped when I was hired on at a new technology start up company. That it was happening in Vegas was just a really nice bonus. I am not one for gambling, so it wasn’t because of the casinos that I was excited. It was because my family lives really close to there, and I would only have to travel maybe an hour to visit my folks instead of the 500 miles that it was taking prior to moving there. I did a search for 89129 apartments because I felt that would probably be the easiest way to find an apartment in the same neck of the woods as where I would be working.
I am single and don’t have kids, but I still wanted a two bedroom apartment. Continue reading
When I first started my search for a new home, I looked online at different apartments for rent in Las Vegas NV. I did not need anything huge because it is just me. I don’t even have a dog, though I thought that it might be nice to get a cat once I got settled since they are a lot more independent than what a pup is. I also knew that I would still be able to get just a small apartment and it would be plenty big enough for myself and a cat.
I looked at the complexes closest to where my job is first, because I figured it just made sense to get an affordable place as close as I could. I’d rather be home reading a book than sitting in traffic any day of the week. Continue reading
Some people do not know what is available in limos today. There have been some big changes. Probably most people think of your standard stretch limousine when they think about renting a limo. However, there are all kinds of limos available now. Some of them are quirky, such as giant pink limousines. Some are huge! These are the party bus models. Think bus with a little bit of RV and a whole lot of style thrown in to make a fun vehicle for a lot of people. Plus, you can stand up in them. An ED.TED limousine lesson shows some examples of the different limos you can get today. Continue reading
Something changde with the cigarettes that I purchased for over 20 years. They taste different to me now. It’s not a taste that I like either. Frustrated, I tried a few other brands and simply didn’t like them in the first place. So, I decided to look for the best herbal smoking blend that I could find instead. I figured that there is no other choice, and I am open to new things as long as I find them to be pleasing. I had never tried one before, but because I had been smoking for 20 years, I knew that I needed to find a replacement quickly.
I briefly wondered if I would need to stop smoking altogether. But I also knew that I wasn’t ready to quit cold turkey. I’ve tried that before and it was pretty unpleasant. Continue reading