Saturday, March 17, 2012

Do you have fast fingers?

Working for a BPO company has definitely taught me more than just delivering quality work. It has also taught me that speed is an equally important factor. After all, swiftness in terms of delivering any kind of service is important. If you have fast fingers, for instance, you will surely do well with delivering encoding and book formatting services; provided, of course, that you also have the required skills that are needed for these tasks.

Do you have fast fingers? I do. Ahem! I also know some of them who do. They can format your e-books and best-selling books at the most reasonable cost. I think I am going to have to try their service as soon as my book is done.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

time to get skin tanned this summer

The temperature is getting hotter and some schools are already done with their commencement exercises this month. Shopping malls and department stores have already displayed their swimming gears and attires for sale. These are indeed obvious signs that summer is here. Most of us are already looking forward to enjoying a summer vacation alone or with family and friends, aren't we? The scorching heat of summer is calling. It's definitely time to get our skin tanned (or burnt, if you skip the sunscreen ritual).

So, how do you plan on enjoying your summer vacation? Where are you headed? Are you going to swim at a beach or at a pool resort? If it were all up to me, I would most likely prefer the beach because I don't know how to swim. I'll probably just stay where the water is not too high. Swimming at the pool is also fine with me; provided that we go to a swimming pool resort that provides excellent service. It is not enough that it has great ambiance. It should also be able to provide their staff with quality pool supplies and equipment that should be used for cleaning and maintenance. It matters to me that I have knowledge that they clean and maintain their swimming pools on a regular basis because that's where our safety lies. My husband (who used to be my boyfriend) once suffered an ear infection because the swimming pool at a resort they went to lacked the resources for cleaning and filtering their pool water. Today, it would be hard to get him to go pool swimming. Thus, we have decided to add this activity to our shared disinterest list.:-)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

wives can relate to this

I would like to share this image that I found online since this is a little bit related to my earlier post. :-) Pretty sure there are some times when we would like our partners to see things our way. However, no eyeglasses can ever provide for this intangible need. Truly, communication is still the best way to address any type of problem or argument you have with your partner. Right!

Friday, February 24, 2012

benefit from buying prescription glasses online

Having perfect eyesight is important especially for most of us whose jobs would require keen and sharp vision. However, because of a lot of factors such as age, heredity, not to mention our lack of proper eye care, it would be quite hard to maintain that naturally perfect vision throughout the years. Thankfully, there's technology to hopefully help us see more clearly again.

For those who are looking to buy affordable and reasonably priced eyeglasses, you must not make the mistake of buying them at the expense of quality and your looks. Making the wrong choice and buying eyeglasses with the wrong fit will not only provide you discomfort but it will also make you look twice as old. If you are budget-conscious, though, you are likely to appreciate the many choices of affordable eyeglasses that are sold online.

So, how can you benefit further from buying prescription glasses online? Well, if you don't have any idea what type or shape of frame would best fit your face, you would definitely appreciate optical shops that offer a frame fit feature on their websites. You can easily learn how to use it and this will help you make the best purchase of eyewear. Now, you can choose to look different each time by owning three stylish pairs of eyeglasses!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

finally he's arrived

My elder brother arrived from Abu Dhabi today. I think it has been 3 years since we last saw each other. As a sister, I would have wanted to go with the rest of the family to fetch him at the airport earlier today. The thought of seeing him again (plus the presents that we call "pasalubong" *wink*) is already enough to excite my thoughts. However, since it's a work day and I still didn't have any leave credits yet, I thought I would need to put off seeing him until my working hours are through. I forgot to mention that I also needed to wait for my husband because we are going together to the restaurant where my brother and the rest of the family were waiting. Suffice is to say that my excitement in seeing my brother back again got extended for several hours. Can anybody relate to that?

Anyway, when we get to finally see him at the restaurant, I didn't quite expect to see a reaction that seems to show that he was more than excited to see me. Well, it is probably because he has already drank several bottles of beer with dad, my brother and my sister's boyfriend before me and husband finally turned up. I didn't realize just how much I miss talking to my brother. Sure, there's Facebook and all other types of tools that are meant to provide communication but, somehow, it is really different when you get to talk and physically see the person.

So, there. Finally, brother has gone back home with lots of stories to tell. However, it was already late and he already looked like he could use some sleep, so we already said our goodbyes. We will be seeing him back this weekend at my father's place in the province and it will be a long journey. Of course, we didn't leave empty-handed. Aside from his wonderful presents, I also received something from my classmate way back in the elementary who is also working in the same place as my bro. It's funny how I got her to send me those chocolates. I think it has only been two days ago when I jokingly asked her on Facebook if she would like to send me something through my brother. And she did! Wow, additional blessings. Indeed, it was like "Ask and you shall receive." :-)

I have yet to decide if I would need to add pictures to this post. Good night.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

finding a good real estate agent

Whether you’re buying or selling homes or properties, real estate agents are very important for any profitable and secure real estate transaction. In many cases, property agents are only known through word of mouth. Perhaps you know these agents because they are recommended by your family and friends who are satisfied with their services in past transactions. You can also find real estate professionals through advertisements in classified ads or through the Internet.

From the moment that you advertise your intention to buy or sell a home, it would usually mean that you will be opening your door to property agents. These agents will be very persistent in trying to represent you; after all, they make a living through buying and selling properties. They are also willing to do the extra mile just to help you achieve your dreams and goals.

A good agent is known for his credibility, so don't be shy to ask questions. You can ask and get yourself educated on the many aspects of buying and selling property. Every agent has a responsibility. Expect him to do more than just driving clients to various homes and properties that are for sale. Helping his clients with negotiations, inspections, contracts, and closing processes are the major parts of his job. The best property agent must continue to educate himself in order to keep up with the laws involved in buying and selling property. Moreover, he needs to be knowledgeable about the market trend.

When choosing an agent, you need to choose a licensed one because he is legally required to stand by the Code of Ethics. With a licensed agent, you can be sure about his qualification, capability and dedication to sell and to help in the buying of properties. Of course, it is also important to verify that this agent has a good reputation and a proven track record.

If you have plans of buying a good home, contact real estate agents who are within the community first since they are likely to know the price range of the property that you intend to buy. It should also be the same way if you intend to sell your property in the same community. An agent who is in the community should be knowledgeable enough on how to properly price and market the property you are selling.

Finally, don’t forget to look at how well the agent represents all his clients. It is never a bad idea to visit some of the open houses that he has organized. You can snoop around and check whether he is able to explain everything about a client's property with confidence. This is a good way to gauge his ability and skills which will help you decide if you can trust him to represent you in front of sellers or buyers.

on walking our talk

We are probably not aware of it but most of us are guilty of not walking our talk. There are times when, even when we have already set our own principles and standards on what we believe to be the right thing to do, we would find ourselves settling to do the wrong thing.

Why is it just so hard for most of us to walk our talk? Why is there discrepancy between words and actions? Perhaps it is because it is tempting to backslide or to do the opposite especially if this would mean convenience on our part or something that can keep us out of trouble. But hey, why should we complicate things? Let's not make a wrong thing seem right just because almost everybody is doing it and it is something that we all can benefit from. Just saying. :-)

Talking About The New Normal

What's the new normal these days? This got me thinking today, and I thought I should make a list. 1. Wearing Masks. Obviously, it'...