I had no idea that I would end up one day living in Japan for a few years. I knew little about the country when I volunteered to be transferred there for work. Now that I am back home, I found myself really wishing I could do some of things I did there such as watching a Japanese drama late at night with a nice cup of tea. I also loved going to the zoo there to see the many animals that we don’t have in my birth country. I loved to roam the countryside to look at the beautiful architecture of the old farms, too.
Because I don’t have the ability to do so many of the things that I used to love so much when living there, I try to find some small ways here and there to fulfill my need. For example, I can now watch Japanese dramas on the Internet. I can also order some really amazing teas from there as well now. There’s a great little Japanese website that I found, and they ship to me rather quickly. They have such a nice array of different types of teas to choose from. I even ordered some of their great tea cups that have no handles on them. You hold them with your palms wrapped around either side of the cups, and it’s so warm and inviting feeling in the autumn and winter.
One day, I hope to go back again to visit. I miss it. I highly doubt that I will ever have the luxury of living there once again like I did in the past. But for now, I am happy to be able to go online to get my fix. Last night I logged in and watched several of their programs back-to-back. I curled up in a quilt and smiled happily as I watched my favorite shows.
Many of the buildings in my neighborhood are upgrading their roofs in anticipation of a rough winter ahead. The chairperson of our beautification committee found a company that offers roof replacement in Manhattan NY for a very reasonable price. Because we’re all doing it, we’re coordinating the work time between all of the tenants to provide the least amount of disruption possible. It’s great that everyone is able to come together and plan this out together, as it’s a project that will really improve not only the look of our buildings, but the overall effectiveness of the roofs.
In addition to replacing the roofs, we’ve also agreed to additional improvements that we will undertake. One such project is the replacement of the awnings in front of each building. These are great for keeping people covered from the elements, but they do fade over time. My awning used to be a really nice deep blue color, but now it’s looking like more of a pastel. This is a small home improvement project that can be done in a short amount of time, and it doesn’t require a lot of money. Continue reading We Are Replacing Our Roof Next Week
I am going to sell my house in the near future, or hopefully it won’t take that long until I feel the house is ready to go on the market for a good price. I do not want to sell it until I fix it up more, until a point where I think it will sell for an amount that I am going to be happy with. I am trying to be thorough in this process and I am going to hire a electrician in New Jersey to come do an inspection on the wiring in the house, because I feel that is pretty important. Continue reading New JerseyElectrician for Home Inspection
My dad always reminded me growing up that one day I would have a house of my own and it would be important to respect it and take care of it. He mentioned this often when I would chase around after him on a weekend asking him why he was fixing the fence, the plumbing or something else that needed to be done. During one particular week, he said we needed roof replacement in Queens because it had gone too long without having some major work done. He used this event to point out to me just how quickly something that isn’t taken care of can turn into something even bigger.
Dad was not always good about getting things done around the house. Continue reading I Learned an Important Lesson from My Dad
Obviously you need to have ability and perseverance if you want to be a professional musician. Right now I am trying to make the calculation as to how much sense it makes to do what I really want and study at a Singapore music school to learn some of the things that I do not really know just yet. I am not good enough to make a living at it right now, that much I am pretty sure of. However the question that I have is whether or not I would ever be able to really make a living at it. I am sure that I could be happy if I did reasonably well. For example the likeliest outcome is that you end up teaching at a school. Continue reading Trying to Become a Musician
I have become the type of person that prefers to live in a small home to have more money to travel around the globe. I have been to many countries in the past few years and one of those places happens to be on the opposite side of the globe. I was so in love when I went to Australia. I knew that I wanted ti immigrate to Australia as soon as I landed. The warm winter was so peaceful to me. If that was as cold as it was going to get, I knew that I was going to be able to get used to the climate very easily and I looked forward to learning how to become a citizen. Continue reading Become an Ausssie and Learn How to Hold a Koala
It is a big thing to move. It is even a bigger thing to move from one country to the next. I have packed things to be placed into a moving truck that moved our residence from one part of the island to a condo several miles away. Packing for a move across the ocean to a new country is different. Knowing your stuff is going to be packed into a container that is on a ship moving across the water takes some more prep. We contacted a moving company in Singapore to get the job done for us. We wanted to make sure every item made it to our new home.
You do not only have to really take your time in wrapping and securing fragile items, you need to consider customs in your new land as well. Continue reading Moving Long Distances Require Some Forethought
I decided to do this after I realized my roommate was the sort of creepy guy who would try to use this kik hack on girls. I am not sure whether or not he managed it or if it was ever anything more than the sort of loose talk you hear from people who have had more to drink than they needed. At any rate he had this really weird plan to spy on this girl he was obsessed with. He was going to hack into her phone and figure out what she liked and where she was going, then some way or another he was going to end up as her boy toy. Of course these sorts of guys are never quite as smart as they think they are and personally I never believed that he was going to be able to do any of it. Continue reading Working on My Computer Science Project
I accepted many years ago that I was never going to have big breasts. There are only two ways to have them. The first is to be blessed with them genetically, which I absolutely wasn’t. No one in my family, at least on my mom’s side, seems to have been. The second is through cosmetic surgery, which I refused to even consider. I had no idea that there was a third way until my cousin on my mom’s side told me about the Bountiful Breast supplements she was taking. I didn’t have to ask her if they work because the proof was right in front of my eyes. Continue reading The Way to Get Bigger Breasts
When my boss asked me to find a company that does video production in Singapore, I asked him what he wanted exactly. He explained that he wanted some new training videos made. He had some done in-house, but they were quite boring. He used them, but he could tell that they were not very effective. He needed something that was entertaining yet informative, which was a pretty tall order. At least, I thought that it was. I looked into different companies that offer video creation services, and I showed him the website of the one that I liked best.
He contacted them the same day, and he liked everything he heard from them. A meeting was arranged, and he was surprised at how quickly everything came together. Continue reading Training Videos That Are Fun
I have always been attracted to both women and men. In general. I am more attracted to a personality than to looks or gender. The person that I ended up falling in love with was a man, but I can’t deny there are some days when I miss the touch of a woman. My husband knows that I am attracted to women and he does seem to understand if a woman catches my eye and I do the same for him. So when he casually mentioned maybe we should be looking for a 3some, I wasn’t surprised at all.
We decided that we should set some ground rules first, what is okay and what isn’t and talk openly and honestly about what our expectations are. Continue reading Exploring Group Love with My Hubby
A strange phenomenon happened when I turned on my air conditioner last month. A really bad smell started coming out of the vents. It was unlike any smell I had ever come across in my life. It was a smell worse than death. It was as if something had died, then that had been eaten my something else, and that died too. The only way I could think of to get rid of the smell was to call for HVAC repair in NYC, as a repair person would have the tools to look in the air conditioner and find the source of the smell.
A repair man came early in the morning to take a look at the air conditioner. I was hoping to get it fixed before the sun came out and made the temperature start to rise. Continue reading The Smell of the Dead
I will paint a room or the area of our foundation that we have painted white. I will even paint a door or the concrete stoop on the side of the house. I do not mind getting up on a small ladder to paint some things a little higher. However, I hire a painter in Morris County NJ to do anything above 10 feet. If I cannot reach it with a six-foot stepladder, I’m not painting it. Our house has been beautifully maintained with its painted wood siding and trim for decades. The key is to having it redone when necessary. You don’t wait until the paint is peeling and chipping away. You want to keep the paint film intact as much as possible.
Our trim looks as good as the day it was put up when my parents built the house. The wood lap siding does not have cracks, rot, chips or that crazing you see in some paint jobs. This is another reason we hire a professional painter in Morris County NJ to do the work. Continue reading Hiring a Painting Professional to Get the Job Done Right
The kids wanted a fish tank. However, I know how kids can be flitting from one like to the next. I figured we should try something such as a Betta first to see if they would care for the fish, or if it would end up being my wife and I caring for the fish. I had a fish tank when I was a child, and I know that the goldfish and Betta did not require the level of equipment necessary as tropical fish do. We looked at a Betta fish guide online. Click here to see it for yourself. I do need to add that goldfish can be particularly dirty, but you don’t usually need a heater for the tank. Betta can often get by without a filter or pump. Continue reading The Kids Wanted a Fish Tank So We Started Small
I do not remember having trouble with any body odor as a child. It seems that the older you get, the smellier you get. This was frustrating because, as a child, I really did not care what I smelled like. But now, as an adult who has little time, I find that it is very important. I was talking to my sister about this, and she told me that she uses Crystal X and has no problems at all now. She and I spent a lot of time with one another, so it was a surprise to learn that she had never mentioned it before.
When I was sent away for training in school, I spent many long hours studying, and I had little time for hygiene. Continue reading I Use This to Save Time Every Day
I have a friend who lives in America who considers himself to be a ladies man. He always hangs out at the dance clubs and tries to hook up with women. When one woman rejects him, he moves on to the next until finally gets one and takes her home for the night. He always talks about how he uses Vimax pills to satisfy the ladies. Here in New Zealand, you can’t just walk into a corner drug store and buy Vimax. If you want to buy Vimax in New Zealand, you have to order it online.
I found a website that sells Vimax to people who live in New Zealand. I wasn’t sure if the stuff actually worked, or if my friend was just blowing a lot of hot air. Continue reading I Learned from My Friend in America
I have to admit that I really went downhill in a lot of ways after my husband left me. I felt so depressed each day and no longer took much interest in my appearance. It is really surprising to see how much that affects you and you begin to see your skin, hair and self-esteem start to erode. I decided that I needed to get my act together. I decided to order my natural hair extensions that I wear now and look so good in. I went to an expert makeup artist and had her tech me how to do my own makeup. I even bought new clothes.
When I married my husband, we both became very comfortable with one another. I did not spend much money on taking care of myself because he really likes a natural look. It was simple, but it sure did not help me look my best. And later, when he told me that he wanted to get a divorce, I took care of myself even less. Continue reading It is Not That Hard to Help Yourself Look Great
When I started into the medical field I thought I would have all the energy I needed to get everything done. I could see myself keeping my apartment clean and still cooking the gourmet style healthy meals that I like even though I would be in med school. Well, by the end of the first semester, my apartment was dusty and I was getting restaurant delivery in tampa twice a week.
I found out that other students were doing the same thing. You just run out of time to do things when you have to put in all of those hours studying. There is way to much to learn in the time allotted. I guess that is why some students opt for some overseas schools that are easier to graduate from. I was going for the top training and the prestige. Continue reading Sticking to Healthy Food Choices by Using Food Delivery for Tampa
Weaves. I don’t get them. I’m hardly judging them but I simply have a difficult time understanding why women put so much energy into their hair. I once dated a woman who would spend up to two hours fixing her hair for work! I get up in the morning and run some mousse through my hair and that’s that. It takes a whole minute to get the job done. So what did my girlfriend ask for Christmas? Brazilian body wave hair bundles! I could only stare at her in bafflement. It was like she was speaking another language for women. Weave. Body. Hair bundles?!
I didn’t know hair could come in bundles. Continue reading The Social Status of Having Wigs Made of Real Hair
For the past couple of years, life has not been going my way. I had a lot of problems in my life. I had problems with my career, education, health and social life. A lot of these problems stemmed from the severe lack of finances. Life was very hard without money. I could barely provide for myself. Things were very dire for me. One day, I saw an advertisement for a lottery company. The ad told me to visit their website and play the lottery. Much to my surprise, I won the lottery. My life changed for the best. I am truly blessed.
My main problem came for my lack of employment. After I graduated for college, I could not find a job. I applied to many jobs, but all I got was rejection. Continue reading How the Lottery Changed My Life