Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I own a very simple cellphone. All I need with my phone is for me to be able to make a call and receive a call. I know that nowadays, there are different smart phones that has everything. I don't need a phone like smartphone htc because I don't even like sending text messages, mobile internet surfing, facebook mobile and all those stuff. It is impractical for me to use a phone which needs data plan and I won't be using it. Yes, I may sound like an old school but I just don't like the complexity of a smart phone.

I am also clumsy with my phone. I don't want to pay hundreds of dollars of a phone which I will end up messing up. Not worth it!
It is almost end of the year. Before we all know it, it will be tax season again. I am just glad that our tax returns are just simple. I don't have to deal with difficult situation. For individuals and businesses that have complicated returns, they can hire the services of raleigh accountants. I am sure they all know the ins and outs of tax laws.

Speaking of tax returns, I am glad that I don't have to do it myself. I don't have the patience for it. At some point, I hired a tax preparer to do my tax returns because I am not confident about doing it myself. Thankfully there are individuals that doesn't charge much to file your taxes.
Football season flew by so fast. It has been a great year for my favorite team LSU. They are unbeaten up to this point. They will be playing for SEC Championship against Georgia Bulldogs.

As many NCAA Football analyst, even if LSU will loss the game this coming Saturday, they will still play the National Championship.

I am sure LSU is not taking Georgia lightly afterall it is SEC Championship that is at stake.

I am looking forward to the game and looking forward to the National Championship.
Car repair is always costly that is why it is important to provide your car with proper care and maintenance. Proper tune up and making sure that the engine runs good will not only make your car dependable but it will also be free from costly repairs.

If car repairs are costly, you can just imagine how much it will cost for rv repair. I am sure that it is a lot more than an ordinary car. RVs are a luxury vehicle that is not affordable for everyone. For people who are like me who is thriving day to day, I don't think that owning an RV is practical as its maintenance are really high.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Owning a blog or a website for that matter does not mean that you only maintain it, keep it updated, put graphics and posts in it, make a personalize them in it if you want. Having your own website also means doing and applying technical aspects to it. Blogs or websites also has to earn backlinks or links directed towards it (also known as inbound links). The number of backlinks to a website indicates its popularity or importance. For Search Engine Optimization or SEO, backlinks are important because search engines like Google, will give more credit to websites that has good quality backlinks. It is really an advantage if your website is rank at the top level by search engines.

Because you have built your own website, you would want to entice visitors to it, so you spread the word about your website and you do this by reciprocal linking. When it comes to this, you should also look into the website that you are linking to, make sure it is related to your website, ensuring you of good quality backlink. Quality backlink is really important. Another way to gain backlinks is through the use of “anchor text.” While it is difficult to do this, there is an option to Buy Backlinks. Some have dedicated their time and effort in helping other website owners get backlinks for a minimal fee and improving their sites or blogs.

Backlinks should be the priority for SEO efforts, otherwise you website or blog will remain “hidden” and unpopular in the world wide web. Unpopular website means nobody will know about it thus nobody will visit it. For monetization purposes, blogs or websites that are not popular doesn't earn a lot. There will be no advertisers who want to advertise at a site that has no visitors.

Friday, November 25, 2011

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Few days from now, my wife and I will be celebrating our 5th year wedding anniversary. It has been 5 wonderful and blissful years of married life. I am very blessed!

Helen, GA (a bavarian town) is very special to us. This was where we celebrated our first wedding anniversary. I plan to surprise my wife with a trip back to Helen. I couldn't find any other place that we would love to spend our anniversary but in Helen as it is a memorable place for us.

Helen will be perfect. We can visit there again as a family. The first time we went there, my wife was still pregnant but now, it will be more fun to be there as a whole family. Helen will be more or less 4 hour drive but the drive will be worth it.
I know my wife is looking forward to cyber monday sales. She is excited about finding good deals. She found some dropdowndeals coupon codes and she said she is gonna use some of them when shopping. I am proud of my wife for being a smart shopper. She is very keen on where she can buy good items for a lesser price. I am lucky that she hasn't changed despite the fact that she has been in the USA for quite a while now.

If you want to know great shopping sites that has quality products for a lesser price, you better ask my wife. She is a master at that!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Being in the south, most homebuilders do not consider the threat of freezing weather. It may get cold in the south but we don't expect extreme winter all the time. Contrary to the North, freezing is a big threat. Southerners experience relatively few severe cold winter so they don't consider freezing a problem thus they don't bother to check the condition or the location of the pipes in their homes. This is the big problem. There is danger of freezing or frozen pipes and bursting water pipes when the temperature drops at 20F. Pipes that are located in an unheated portion of the house becomes vulnerable. With this fact, many pipes in every homes in the south are vulnerable.

There are simple steps that a homeowner can do to prevent their pipes from freezing. Some of the ways are listed below:

  • Seal all openings where cold air can get in.
  • Caulk the cracks and holes in outside walls and foundations near water pipes.
  • Let faucet drips slowly.
  • Protect the pipes in your attic with insulation
  • Exterior pipes should be drained

When do you know that your pipes are frozen? When you open a faucet and no water comes out, chances are your pipes are already frozen. Don't take any chances. Call a plumber immediately. They know more on what to do on situations like this. Remember never attempt to thaw your pipes with flame. Let the plumber solve this problem.

I am participating in a blogger campaign for Bucks2Blog about plumbing repair and was compensated. However, the views and opinions are my own.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Mom's birthday was yesterday and we were invited to have dinner with them. It was a simple birthday dinner. We had roast, mashed potatoes, peas and garlic bread.

I was so proud of Andrea because she ate a lot of the roast which of course she describes as chicken.

After we ate, we sang happy birthday and Mom blew the candles in the cake. Andrea said that Nana should blow the candle because it is her birthday.

We shared the cake which of course was the highlight because Andrea loves birthday cake!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

I am not a perfect son but I love my Mom and I will do everything for her. Today, my mom celebrates another year of her life. Happy Birthday Mom. Thank you for being a wonderful mother to all of us.

We love you.

Friday, November 18, 2011

In any business, bookkeeping is an important aspect. It plays a major role in monitoring the company’s expenses, revenues, check and balance, tax deductions and other financial-related matters. It is of utmost importance that bookkeeping must be constantly done so that the financial status of a company can be overseen and should there be discrepancies and issues, it can easily be corrected and solved. Other companies hire bookkeeping services to update their financial management. There is no better way to keep the company intact and its finances in good hands by having a team of bookkeeping experts. There will also be clearer ways on how to save and make every production or equipment cost-effective.

Bookkeeping requires a keen eye for details, one must be meticulous enough to know and deal with numbers, taxes, expenses and the like. Data entry must be correct at all times and as much as possible a competent bookkeeper must be doing the tedious tasks. With expertise and right knowledge, any business would surely be able to survive in the cutthroat competition, locally and globally. Coupled with proper financial management, companies will also be able to improve their services, products and brands resulting to loyal customers and higher revenues.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

This post brought to you by Puppies vs. Babies. All opinions are 100% mine

I am a dog lover by nature. I guess I got it from my mom who is a very kind-hearted person to all animals. My moms dog are so loved and so spoiled at the same time. I have had dogs and I admit you will grow attached to them and you will treat them not just as pets but as part of the family. Dogs are always fun to be around and their tricks and little antics are just adorable.

As much as I love dogs, I love my babies more. I am privileged to be a father of two girls. I became a father to my first daughter 24 years ago. Then, 4 years ago, I became a father for the second time to another cute little girl. When our daughter was born 4 years ago, I was ecstatic as she looks like the cutest angel you will ever see. She is bubbly and cuddly and I just can't get enough of her.

Now as my daughter grows so thus her personality. I always remember my daughter's first giggle and first few smiles. She is so adorable. I am sure she could be a great candidate for Puppies vs. Babies and I am sure she will have an edge. But since we didn't join I will just make sure to vote for my favorite contestant of Puppies vs. Babies online contest . You too can do the same. Vote for your favorite and remember that casting of the vote will only be until November 23rd. Let me know who you think should win. Puppies or Babies? what's your bet?


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I was informed yesterday that the company that I worked for has a raffle. The prize is two tickets for SEC Championship Game.

My name is being entered in the raffle because of something I did that was commendable.

SEC Championship will be in Atlanta. It is scheduled for December 3. It will be a perfect getaway for our 5th Wedding Anniversary.

I am crossing my fingers to win the tickets!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I was looking at my employee benefits in my present work when I found out that I can avail of the back to school program. I can easily earn my masters in business administration and my present company will pay a portion of it. This is really a good deal because if I have a masters degree, I will have a better chance of a managerial position. Should I will get a higher position that will mean increase of salary too.

Many people seek a master's degree to advance in their career and for them to earn raises. Once a person has a master's degree it is also easier for him to change his field of work. A master’s degree will allow a person to develop knowledge and expertise in a new area so that he can enter a new career.

Deciding to seek a masters degree is a decision that is not to be taken lightly. It is a major commitment of time and money. This will mean several years of work and research. Another important decision to consider is where to go to graduate school. Many experts believed that your choice of graduate school will have an impact. I personally think that you should go to graduate school with good reputation.

As I continue reading resources online, attending a masters degree requires a lot of planning. I need to give this a lot of thought before I will embark in the going back to school program at my work.

I am participating in a blogger campaign by Bucks2Blog and was compensated. However, the views and opinions are my own.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

People who are in dire need of organ donors or transplant now have the chance to live longer. Many hospitals are keeping body organs in cryogenic equipment so that when there is an immediate need, lives will be saved. This equipment keeps and stores live body organs and freeze them to maintain their natural form and function. When they are needed, the process is reversed. Take for example, sperm cells and egg cells from human beings are kept in this equipment to preserve them for in vitro fertilization, so when married couples agree to have babies in a more scientific and alternative way, they can have their cells and go on with the procedure. The equipment takes the preservation of human life to a higher level. Others have greatly used their purpose to clone animals and even attempt to become gods by creating a human being themselves.

Controversial as it may seem and have sparked debates all over the world among scientists and professionals and religious groups and organizations, these procedures have greatly contributed to medical innovations and in saving lives.

Monday, November 14, 2011

We are back to grilling and we are happy a lot of fun spending time together as family in our back porch.

The picture above is our weekend good eats. I had grilled and bbq chicken drumstick. Wife had grilled salmon and grilled squash. She also made fried green tomatoes. Andrea had rice and salmon.

These foods are very healthy and very filling.

Friday, November 11, 2011

My wife loves to surf the Internet, she loves to browse for sale in online shops, especially when it is from branded names of shirts, lingerie, shoes, bags and perfumes. She also loves to look for travel packages that are cheap and affordable. One time, she got Jaco Costa Rica Travel Packages while searching for travel deals. She was quite ecstatic when she saw the price of the packages because, according to her, she can afford it. She smiled when she learned that it is going to be in Costa Rica. But because we are scheduled for a trip to her home country early next year, she later took the smile away from her face.

Family travels as of the moment will be on hold, except for the one in February. We are saving our hard earned money for that trip and for other expenses. I know there will be other times for us to travel, just not this time yet. Aside from that, our daughter will be in school next year and that would mean additional expense. I know too well my wife, she can make things happen, she is one smart aleck. Who knows, in a year or two we will be off to another part of this world.

When the US economy went downhill and had gone berserk, many companies shut down and took the deep plunge into bankruptcy. Many people have lost their jobs and homes due to foreclosures and many industries suffered. That was a couple of years ago, now that the economy is starting to get back on its feet and is slowly rising from its fall, business entities, companies and individuals alike have learned their lesson and are preparing for whatever the future holds. One of these is to hire a bankruptcy attorney. With the expertise of such professionals like bankruptcy attorney north carolina , companies now have the chance to gain knowledge and will be guided throughout. Bankruptcy attorneys can help companies with their transactions and dealings so that in case bankruptcy is looming, they are prepared and can reduce business risks and plunging towards destitution.

With the help of these experts, companies can avoid going downhill and will have measures to prevent bankruptcy. If it is inevitable, companies or individuals will have ways to cope up because bankruptcy attorneys are there to assist and guide. Bankruptcy is one thing that most do not want to experience, but with proper financial management, bankruptcy can be eluded and with experts around, coping up and recovery from bankruptcy will be faster and easy.

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

The missus is sick. I felt so bad. I hope I can do something. The missus is hard to help though. She doesn't want you to do anything.

Seriously, Lulu is sick and I know she is because she seldom tells me she is sick. She has been running high fever and chills on top of her kidney infection.

My mom brought her to her doctor yesterday and she is taking antibiotics now. She was so sick last night. Our daughter was very sweet and knows mommy is sick. We bought Lulu a bouquet of flowers and a card. Andrea told her mommy... Mommy we bought you flower and card because it will make you feel better. After a while she asked... Mommy are you better now? She is such a good and sweet child. We are so lucky.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Online shopping is very convenient. You don't need to drive to the physical store and choose whatever you want. With online shopping, you can browse anything, compare the prices of different websites and shop at your convenience. You don't have to deal with traffic going to and from the store.

I am a big fan of online shopping. It is more convenient for me to shop online than to shop at any physical store. One of the places that I like shopping is the cymax. Cymax is a first-class online retailer with more than 100 specialty online stores. They have the largest selections brand new merchandise from top manufacturers.
One of these days, I wish to bring my family to Las Vegas. I would like for us to experience how it is to live (just for a few days or nights) in the Sin City. Las Vegas is known as the gambling capital of the world, but I would not bring my family to the casinos and the like. I would like for them to experience the different side of Las Vegas, aside from its night lights; Las Vegas for sure has a lot to offer other than gambling. I would like for us to see the cultural and historic parts of this famous place. But of course, we would not want to miss out the fun, and while being there, we could explore the malls, hotels, theaters, a Las Vegas golf club, restaurants and everything the Sin City has to offer.

But for now, this will just be one of the many things in my list. With my work, finding time to travel is like finding a needle in the haystack. Pretty soon, I will take my family to the places I want to go too. Let them enjoy while I can still provide for them and give them their needs and wants.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Last night was the game we were all anticipating. BCS No. 1 and No. 2 were playing. It was dubbed as the Game of the Century. Everybody was excited.

The game didn't fail to entertained the millions of fans of College Football. It was a very intense game. I am an LSU fan and I was so glad that LSU won it. It was a game that is very nerve wracking. I will be lying if I told you I wasn't nervous about the game.

Anyhow, the game was well played both by LSU Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide.

It was just a relief to see LSU won! Go tigers!!!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Winter has finally come to Alabama. Is it time to wear some thermal underwear? I guess so.

This week, I felt like winter started, the temperature dropped to 40's. The trees are turning red and gold. I am loving it.Though it is already cold, I still plan to go on fishing on weekends. It will be cold but with proper clothing I know I can be warm. I know I can wear a thermal underwear if I want to in order to make sure that I will be warm if I go night fishing. But I think it will be better if I will just fish during the day time.

Anyway, I know I will need winter boots too. I am planning to buy me a pair of waders. I also have my eye on the north face boots. They have a winter boots that is heavy insulated, water-proof and with a high-traction design. This pair of boots will be perfect for all my fishing adventures. Besides boots, I will also need some carhartt flannel lined insulated shirt. I think with proper clothing I know that winter will never interrupt my fishing fun.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

We went to the mall to participate in their trick or treat. They had costume contest but we didn't join.

After we went to the mall for trick and treat, we came home and inventoried the candy we got.

Then we went to bass pro shops to enjoy more events. We had our picture taken at their great pumpkin. Andrea painted in the coloring pages. We watched the fishes int he aquarium and explored the store.
It is a fact that South Carolina is one of the States where most people choose to have their retirement homes at. There are various reasons as to why this is so, but one of the common ones would be that they would want someplace scenic, safe, and where they could relax and be away from the hustle and bustle of big cities.

The Carolinas top the tourist destinations in the whole of US—people just love to explore its mountains, lakes and parks. It is one of the holiday capitals, undoubtedly. It is no wonder therefore why people would love to live here. After all, who would not want to live in one of the most beautiful states in the whole country?

But finding a property to buy in South Carolina would be quite a challenge. Charleston real estate would be a great source of help. Their professional and very helpful agents would aid you in getting the property you have always dreamed of. Instead of personally going through the details of the properties available, compare prices and do the minutest details on all the legal aspects of purchasing a property, you could rely on their services, making it very easy and convenient for you.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Studying the field of Engineering, be it mechanical, chemical, electrical or industrial could be very challenging. Some would equate Engineering with numbers, but the truth is, it is more than just that. Well it depends on what field of engineering you’d like to pursue really, but over all it could involve designs, and a lot of skill in doing some seemingly endless computation problems.

While the Engineering proves to be one tough course, still many people would like to take the challenge of enrolling themselves in this field to pursue their dream of building structures and exploring the wonders of the machines. Back in the days both professional and aspiring engineers would have to use their trusty protractors, rulers, and compasses for their designs. A simple mistake of a tiny detail could mean having to change the entire drawing! It is very intricate and demands perfect concentration. But all that changed with the advent of Engineering software. With computer-aided designs, there is no limit to what you can do with your designs… from the most intricate designs to the curves and proportions. Did I mention that they could come in different dimensions? These software are truly amazing stuff. Designing has never been made easier and a lot more convenient. Truly a great technological breakthrough!