Everyone had told me that I was getting married too young. I wish I would have listened to them, because I would have avoided a huge mistake. I hate thinking […]Continue reading »
I own a small company that employees around 60 people at any given time. The majority of my workers are full time and permanent, but we do have interns and temp workers as well. While I do appreciate all that my full time permanent workers do, I also appreciate my interns and temp workers just as much. Not long ago, I was looking online at a corporate gift company in Singapore, trying to find some ideas on some neat gift items for everyone because of a goal that we reached together.
It was not a major goal that was going to put us on the international map, but it was a goal that was going to help us continue to grow. I wanted us to celebrate the small milestones as well, because we are going to see a lot more of those than the bigger ones. It is because of those small milestones that the big ones are even possible, and I just wanted to reward everyone for a job well done. I looked around the site, trying to find something that I thought everyone would like. I decided to get a few different things since the prices are so low.
The first thing I got was tee shirts that they can wear any day of the week. I am not big on a strict dress code, and I knew that the majority of them would like this. I also got them some neat things for their desks since the majority of them work at one nearly their entire work day. I was able to order four different items, and the price was quite reasonable for what I ordered. I had one of the floor managers help me pass them out, then we all had a pizza party for lunch that day. Yes, celebrating these small milestones will definitely help us reach our bigger goals.Continue reading »
I plan on incorporating company in Singapore, but I soon learned I needed help. I was told the process is easy and quickly accomplished, and it is if you’ve done it before. I had no idea what to do and tried to make a list of things to do, but very soon got bogged down in the details and everything just came to a stop. I was so afraid of making a mistake and missing something that I became paralyzed and wasn’t moving forward. I knew I needed help. I contacted a few people I know who went through the process hoping they could help.
They agreed to help, but quoted some outrageous figures to do so. It was a lot of money and seemed way out of line. In desperation I turned to the internet and did some research. I thought perhaps someone out there knew the pitfalls of the process and maybe they had some ideas. At the very least I thought I could find a better checklist than the one I had and maybe that would speed it up. Even a tutorial would have helped. Fortunately I found a company that makes it there mission to help people like me.
This company offers several plans of varying cost to expedite the process. They take care of all the details and also provide many other services not directly related to the actual process of filing paperwork. You can get a company stamp, a company constitution, and even a registered address in Singapore. I even got a corporate secretary for eighteen months, which is apparently a must have if you’re doing business in the city or just if you’re registered there as a corporation. The whole thing was such a snap that I wondered why I hadn’t done this in the first place.Continue reading »
When you have children, everything changes. Decisions are suddenly more important, and you will do anything and everything to make sure that your kids are well taken care of. My husband and I have two boys, and we are hoping to have a daughter in the next year or so. If we have another boy though, we will still feel incredibly blessed. I wanted to move before I became pregnant again though, and that is how I found about Bellewoods EC in Singapore. I had been looking online at new developments going up in the different districts around us, but this one really sparked something in me.
Like I said, parents want the best for their kids, and this development seems to cater not only to singles and couples but families too. There are so many things there for the kids to do, and I knew that it would be a great place for all of us to live. There are so many different swimming pools there. There are some for kids, and some for older kids and adults. That is perfect because I want my kids to be happy where ever they live until they move out on their own, so having pools for different age groups works well.
There are also playgrounds, splash pools, garden trails, and much more. There is even a Jacuzzi there for the entire family. After looking at the layouts of the apartments and finding a nice four bedroom unit, I knew that this was definitely the place for all of us to call home. While our third child won’t be joining us for a while, I still wanted to have a room ready for her or him. The schools in the area are fantastic too, and it is actually closer to my husband’s work too.Continue reading »
My brother moved in with us. He is a nice guy, but he is too laid back about staying at places. He does not think that he might be messing up another family’s routine. My wife and I both love him, but he has quirks that neither one if us have. The kids treat him like he is one of their peers. They do not mind having him around. Our goal was to get him out on the weekend looking at apartments in Alamo Heights area.
He had the money to move. He just did not have the motivation. He would give us money for staying at our place. We did not want it, but he would leave it around. I found rent money in my sock drawer. I asked him why he was in my sock drawer. He told me to leave me rent money to find since I was not accepting it when he tried to give it to us. He did not think anything about going into the drawers in our bedroom to leave the money. He would not ever bother anything, it was just weird. Yes, my wife and I are a little stuffy when it comes to that stuff, but he is very open about it. He once told me I could borrow a pair of underwear from him when most of mine were in the dryer and I had to leave for a business trip. Nice he offered but weird.
We found him one of the nicer apartments in Alamo Heights area. It has a fitness center and a pool for his workouts. He likes to stay in shape. Plus, he could finally adopt a dog. We are not into pets, but my brother has been talking about adopting a dog from a shelter for two years now. He has been with us for about six months. It was time for him to move, and he said he really liked the apartment. It has a fireplace, a nice kitchen, hardwood floors and big closets to store all his junk. He will be very happy.Continue reading »
A couple of weeks ago I got a call from a guy I worked with about three years ago. It turned out that he and the people that he worked […]Continue reading »
It is a really interesting question, because when you look at this place you see all sorts of good attributes and a whole lot of bad things about the proposition. You know that there is a big chance that you could end up losing if you do not do it all just right. I know a couple of Passaic county electricians who are going to have to tell me whether or not that part of the job is going to be practical. The house is not going to pass inspection unless the wiring is done all over. It is rather baffling that it was ever allowed as it is, but of course that is not really a matter for me to worry about. I have to worry about how to get it all done so that it is safe and the electrical inspectors are going to like the work well enough to pass it.
In fact the place has a great location for me. It is not too far from my parents, but not too close either. Of course where I work changes from day to day, but this is close to the highways and centrally located in the general area where I am going to be traveling on a daily basis. At any rate I would not be living there all that long, the idea would be to work there in the evenings after I am done with the day’s work for the company. Then I would go to sleep and get up the next morning to do it all again. I figure that all of the stuff which needs to be done can be done in about two months, mostly because it is not going to be immediately possible to finance the entire job all at the same time.Continue reading »
These days that question is being answered by more and more Americans easily and the choice has been to rent. Most would have you believe it is because of the recession, mortgage lenders or the housing bust but in reality there has been a shift in attitudes away from home ownership to easier apartment living. No matter what city you live in all you have to do is open a paper or search thin internet be overwhelmed by ad copy such as apartments for rent in Denver CO because there has been a quiet building boom but houses weren’t being built, apartment communities were.
Where there was a glut of apartments in the late 90’s/early 2000’s now it’s getting harder to find apartments so many new communities are being built. The older styled box apartment communities are also seeing a rejuvenation to be brought up to today’s ideal standards Americans are looking for. Apartment communities aren’t just a temporary place to live while saving for a house anymore they have become a lifestyle for many Americans and for good reason. Whereas before these apartment communities only offered 4 wall a launderette and a pool now they offer a true experience with restaurants, shopping and essential services right outside your front door.
Owning your own home is nice but it also comes with a huge responsibility and that property value can drop at any time and you could be stuck holding the bag on a mortgage that is worth more than the property. Add in maintenance, insurance and day to day expenses and you can start to see why apartment living is doing much more than making a comeback, it’s becoming the new normal. Apartment communities are offering much more bang for the buck these days and they know they have to because there is so much competition and this makes it an ideal situation for the renter.Continue reading »
I am trying to clean up my dad’s house and his yard and stuff, but I am going to have a lot of work ahead of me to make it look nice. My dad passed away recently and so we are trying to get his property into a condition where we will be able to sell it. Right now I am checking out scrap iron per pound prices to see how much we could sell a few thousand pounds of scrap iron for. I am sure that it isn ot worth all that much, because I do not think it is very valuable. But at the same time, it might at least be worth our time during this cleaning project.
My father pretty much has his own junk yard in the back yard of his house. It is kind of embarrassing. I mean I know he was keeping a lot of these things for various reasons, but I don’t think that it was necessary for him to collect as much junk as he did. It is certainly going to be a lot of work to get rid of all of this stuff, but I think that it will be worth it, when everything is said and done.
Anyway, I want to finish up with this whole project as fast as I can because working on it is causing me to think about my dad too much and that is making me kind of sad. I did not think that I would have such emotional issues while doing this, but I guess I underestimated the strength of the emotions at play here. It is oing to be harder to move on from this loss than I thought, but I know that I can do it with enough time and all of that.Continue reading »