Marketing is needed for any business. Without it, consumers will not know new products and new consumers cannot be targeted. I have paid good money in the past for various marketing campaigns, but I was never truly satisfied with them. Most were good, and a few were just an idea or two short of great. I decided to look into copywriting courses in Singapore to see if that was something I could swing into my schedule because I knew that I had ideas, but I did not have the knowledge on how to be a good copywriter.
I was able to find a course at Orita Sinclair that definitely fit my schedule. It was just four classes, and each one lasted for three hours. That might not seem like a lot of time to devote to something so important, but it was plenty. I was able to learn about the basics of brand awareness and identity, two things that are very important. I also learned how to make the copy fit around the targeted demographics I was trying to reach. Continue reading I Learned How to Write Copy
This does not really bother me too much, but I do not have an 80 thousand dollar sports car like my boss does. Of course it is a convertible and he likes to leave the top down when the weather is nice. We have around two dozen Canada Geese who hang out in the parking lot all of the time. One of them did his business on the driver’s seat of this shiny red sports car. We have been trying to figure how do you get rid of Canada Geese? I guess you need bird control in NJ, or some company that can do that for you. We have tried a few things, mostly stuff that makes loud noises. It sends them scurrying away, but after some period of time they always come back to the parking lot. It does not seem to make that much sense to me. It is not like this is a place where you have a lot of fast food places and there is not an obvious source of food here. There is a pond close by. Continue reading How Do You Get Rid of Canada Geese?
I’ve been working for my father who does basic contracting work for small to medium sized homes. We typically work on installing new bathrooms which means we buy a lot of shower doors in Essex County NJ. It’s not exactly the kind of work that I thought I would be doing now at 30 years old but I have come to appreciate it in some ways. I enjoy working with my hands but at the same time I’m not particularly thrilled about helping improve the bathrooms of clients. I’d rather be doing something else with my talent, if I even have any, but I’m admittedly at a loss as to what I could be doing instead. Continue reading Accepting the Status Quo of Thing
I used to casually use social media apps. I found myself bringing them up on my phone less often than usual though, and that was because of the content that was on them. I have a core group of friends on there that have the same values that I do, but I was seeing posts and pictures by people other than just my friends. I chose to just stop going on, but I did miss that connection with friends and family. I decided to talk to a company that does mobile app development because I knew that there had to be a way to have a social media presence without comprising values. Continue reading Social Media is More Fun Now
I have come to value the notion of budgeting time. I’m that kind of guy. The guy who budgets every facet of his life now; I once was just a miserly sort of dude who clung to his budget, his financial forecasts and pennies as if they were the only thing offering any meaning in life. Then I came across a theory which discusses the idea of budgeting time in order to optimize your financial situation in order to predict when you’ll retire. To this end, I started using a dry cleaner in Paterson NJ to shave off an hour or two out of my week. Continue reading Optimizing the Hours in a Day
I made a resolution at the beginning of the year to lead a more healthy lifestyle. I wanted to cut back on some of the foods that aren’t healthy for me and eat more of the ones that are beneficial. I also wanted to incorporate exercise into my daily routine, but before I wasn’t doing it at all. Every day after getting back to Sloane Residences from my work place, I made a pledge to walk for an hour. The first day was pretty tiring because of my lack of exercise, but as I walked more, it became easier.
The change in my diet was a bit harder than getting more exercise, because eating those unhealthy foods are so tempting. I’ve gotten cravings for those foods at odd hours of the night, and given into them many times before. I eliminated them from my condo and replaced them with fruits and vegetables. I sometimes put them in the freezer for a cool treat. Continue reading Getting Fit at the Condo
We really got busy with the twins. I mean really busy. We had to keep our careers and household going. Plus, we had to go around and visit family a lot with the new babies. Then came the constant shopping for stuff. It was crazy how busy we got after the kids came along. And if you have kids, you know that sleep is compromised when a baby is involved. Now imagine two of them who are never on the same schedule for anything. Yes, we needed a part time helper in Singapore to help us with the housekeeping and some other little things.
This was what helped us keep our sanity. Continue reading We Really Needed Help Once the Twins Came Along
The education system seems to have evolved into a competition arena where our children are in a fight to get the highest grades possible. It seems to be a part of our culture to keep them at 100 percent academic performance and to have a spotless school record. Is it all for getting a better job, or is it for bragging rights of the parents? Our daughter brought to us some information about Singapore physics tuition when she thought her grade was going to drop in her physics class. She was worried and wanted to do something about it. Very admirable of her, but I also want her to enjoy childhood.
We picked a tutor that is very popular and can really capture the attention of the kids. Continue reading Our Children in Singapore and the Push for Academic Excellence
My husband and I bought our house over 15 years ago. The one thing we did not like about it was the fact it did not have a driveway. We still had access to plenty of parking because most other houses on the street have their own driveways that they use, so we had plenty of on street parking available to us. We finally decided to contact a concrete contractor in Nassau County, NY to see just how much it would cost to put in a nice driveway for us.
We asked our neighbor who did his driveway, since he had just had it redone a few years ago. Continue reading We Have a New Driveway
When my boyfriend told me he had to move to Jackson, I was both happy and sad. I was happy because I knew how much he wanted this job opportunity, but I was sad because I knew that long distance relationships are very hard to maintain. We were in love, and we trusted each other, but distance just has a way of becoming an enemy to a lot of relationships. I was looking at an apartment finder for Jackson MS to help him with his apartment search, but it was breaking my heart at the same time.
When I saw the apartments at Woodlands, I just knew that it would be perfect for him. He looked at the pictures and agreed that it looked really nice. He told me that it was only missing one thing, and that is when he got down on one knee. He didn’t even get the full question out of his mouth before I said yes. Continue reading We Moved to Jackson Together
I was really excited when my sister told me she was coming home. To us, home has always been Wichita, even if we have not always lived here. It is where my three sisters and I were born and raised. Even when we were ready to move out, three of us stayed while our youngest sister went east. I have a two bedroom apartment because my roommate moved out, so I invited her to stay with me while she looked at apartments in Wichita Kansas. Even though I would have loved for her to stay with me for a while, she is just too much of a free spirit. Continue reading She Lives About a Mile from Me
We come up from the Roanoke area to take jobs in DC. We still lived wanted to stay in Virginia as we looked for apartments for rent in Manassas Park VA instead of in DC. We wanted a place really close to the VRE that would make it easy to commute to work. We found the Palisades at Manassas Park apartments that are just a short walk from the train station. The big plus that beats them all is that this place is new. It is not renovated or just nice, it is a new apartment complex. Do you know how cool it is to get a new apartment that is actually brand new?
Hey, we have lived in places that were freshly painted with new carpets and we could still smell the previous tenants. We like places that are pet-friendly, but we are dog people and can smell cat smell really strong when one had lived there before. I remember a place we used to live where the previous tenant had a daughter who kept the litter box for her cat in a closet in her bedroom. The place was cleaned thoroughly, but we could still smell the cat. Continue reading A Brand New Apartment is the Thing You Want if You Cannot Stand the Thought of Previous Tenant Smells or Dirt
Last weekend my house burned down due to an electrical problem. Thankfully, I wasn’t home at the time and was not hurt. But I am absolutely devastated at the loss of my home. After talking to the insurance company I was a little hopeful as they were going to help me pay for an apartment until I receive the insurance settlement. I started searching the internet and came across a website of an apartment community that really caught my eye. It was pet-friendly and looked like a very safe place to live.
I was astonished at all of the community amenities that were provided to the residents. I am very health conscious and was excited to see that it was within walking distance of the farmer’s market and that it also had an on site fitness center. I know I would spend a lot of time there working out. Continue reading Relocating After a Tragic House Fire
I was looking at the Overlook at Crosstown Walk website because I had driven past it not too long ago. I liked how it appeared just from the street, plus I saw that they had some available apartments. I figured it could not hurt to look to see if I would be able to afford an apartment there. I also liked that I could click here and there on the website and see different aspects of living there. I was able to see floor plans, more about the neighborhood, the amenities in the different apartments, and the features that anyone who lives there can use.
I really liked everything I saw, including the price. Continue reading An Apartment That Feels Like Home to Me
My husband asked me if I would find a nice place in Colorado for a ski getaway. When I asked him if it was just for the four of us, which includes the two of us and our twin teen daughters, he asked how I would feel if our best friends and their four children tagged along. I thought it was a great idea. I knew we would need five bedrooms, and that is how I found myself looking at Beaver Creek luxury rentals with that many bedrooms. It did not take me long to find the perfect place with the Snowflake Penthouse. Continue reading Two Families Creating Memories in Colorado