I tried hard to work with my father at his business, but I am not a good salesman. I know that it disappointed my dad. He was also irritated at first when I left his company and began working at a company that does moving out cleaning in Singapore. He couldn’t understand the appeal, but he finally understood when I left that company and started my own company doing the very same type of work. It was then that he understood that I had simply wanted the experience so that I could learn enough to run a business the right way.
Dad has always felt that I am lazy. I would agree with him that I was very lazy when I was much younger. Continue reading » I Had to Learn How to Do Things for Myself
My daughter excels in all of her classes now, but that was not always the case. She was an A student in all of her classes but physics. She told me that she just didn’t feel anything for the subject, and that there was no excitement there. I told her that physics is probably the most fun science there is because it helps us to understand the world around us. I gave her a challenge, because I knew she would not be able to say no. I told her about a JC physics tuition that I had researched.
I told her that if she would go there and learn privately in a small group, I knew that her entire outlook on physics would change. I also promised her that if she went and did not like it after a couple of weeks, I would drop it. She took the challenge, just as I knew she would. Continue reading » She Wants to Learn More Every Day
I had a child very young, and I have struggled a bit in life because of it. But I wouldn’t give my little boy up for anything. I would not go back in time to change things because he is my world. My life is happier with him in it. So, when I found myself tired of living in the garage at my parent’s place, I wanted to go look at apartments for rent in Forest VA so that I could get a nice place for my son and I. My parents let me live with them so that I could save money. I did that for three years straight. I saved every little coin that I could, and now I have a nice little nest egg. I was ready to get something that would be nice for both my son and me. Continue reading » I Wanted a Nice Life for Me and My Son
I have always lived on my own. I know that some people would rather have a roommate so they can lower their individual costs, but I was willing to pay more so I can have my privacy. I like other people well enough, but I knew that I was too set in my ways to ever want to live with another person. When I started looking for apartments for Henderson NV when I got transferred there at my request, I knew exactly what I wanted. Because of that, it did not take me long to find it.
What really helped me the most was being able to look at pictures online of the different apartments in the area. Continue reading » Living Here is the Best of Both Worlds
When my wife called me crying a few weeks ago, I thought the worst had happened. We have four children, and I thought something happened to one of them. She didn’t make me wait too long though, for which I am extremely grateful. She told me that she was at her wit’s end, because she was not able to get the air conditioner working at our house. She wanted to know if she should call a company that does air conditioning repair in NYC. I asked her a few questions, but it was pretty obvious that we were not going to be able to fix it over the phone with me 2000 miles away on a business trip.
I told her I would look online for the company that we should use, and I would contact them. Continue reading » My Wife and Kids Were Overheated
The really neat thing about new residential condominiums in Singapore is what I see as the competition to do better than the last building that went up. It kind of reminds me of the technology wars when it comes to cell phone makers. Each architectural firm and construction company designs finer structures than the last ones built. They even outdo themselves. I kind of see this in the New Futura condo being built. It is being readied for occupancy this year, but will not be entirely finished. The artist renditions are pretty amazing.
The New Futura condo project will have a north and south tower. They are designed to resemble golden beacons at night. The 23rd level has aqua centers for each tower. The swimming pool shapes are different at each tower. Continue reading » Building Bigger and Better in Singapore
I have lived with my parents for 22 years. Even when I went to college, I just commuted from home because it was cheaper and more convenient for me. However, once I graduated, a great job offer came from halfway across the country. Even though it was my first time away from home, I was excited to start the next chapter of my life. My dad was a little more reserved than me though. I had found a great rental house, and my dad contacted ADT in Colorado Springs even before the moving truck pulled out of their driveway.
He is a police officer, so I can understand his worry about his only daughter moving 1,500 miles away. It would be different if I had been on my own before too, so he had more reasons to worry than most fathers. Continue reading » Moving Far from My Parents
I was taught early on that males are not supposed to care how they look. It’s true that the majority of men do not feel that they need to wear makeup. In addition, society tells males that we should not wear it. Despite that, I found myself wishing that I could wear makeup like my wife does so that I could look better each day, too. After bringing that up to her, she pointed out that I can go to an aesthetic doctor instead because a doctor can change the way my skin looks permanently. I want to make it known that I wasn’t interested in wearing eyeshadow and lipstick, I simply thought it would be a good idea to wear some sort of foundation that would help to even out the way my facial skin looked.
I got the idea for wearing some sort of skin-colored makeup after I watched my wife wiping off her makeup one night before bed. She does not have bad skin by any means, but it was surprising to see that she does have some discoloration. I had never noticed it because she so often uses cosmetics. Having disliked the odd-looking brown spots on my face for years, I was thinking that I could use the same skin-colored foundation to hide the spots that stand out on my skin so much.
My wife thought it would be interesting to let me use her foundation to see if I felt better about myself after using it. She applied it carefully to my face and then handed me a mirror. The difference was like night and day. However, it was only a temporary fix. She made an appointment for me with a doctor who treats uneven skin. The results of the treatments look great and are permanent. This makes much more sence to me than using a product that is more of a hinderance on a daily basis.
I am not the type of person to trust a lot of companies or products that promise to deliver incredible results. I am mainly talking about weight loss results, because I was overweight for the majority of my life. Notice I said was, as in past tense, because reading Medifast diet reviews changed how I looked at some of the companies that do have products that truly work. I knew that I needed to eat less food if I wanted to lose weight, but nothing I was doing seemed to work for me.
I was either left feeling really hungry or I felt really sick because I was just not getting the right nutrition in some of the diets I had tried. I knew that I needed to do something though because I was consistently gaining a few pounds every year. Continue reading » I Was Never Hungry with Medifast
I am intrigued by the New Futura Condo construction that is about to arrive on the scene in Singapore. As someone who has bounced from one place to another in the five years I have lived here, I am actually excited that I might be able to swing one of these new condos. When I first arrived in Singapore, I spent about a year living with a friend who also happened to be a work colleague. He is single so it wasn’t a problem, but I still wanted to get set up in my own place.
I have lived in a series of apartments ever since. While I love the city and its sights and sounds, I just haven’t been able to find a place I enjoy living in. It seems I get settled in somewhere and immediately run into some sort of problem that makes me want to leave. Continue reading » It Will Be Stunning when It is Finished