Thursday, December 31, 2009

Term life insurance

Growing up I’ve never given two hoots for life insurance, I’ve always thought I was indestructible. Now that I’m married with children and growing older it might not be a bad idea to consider taking up life insurance for the sake of my family. There are too many to choose from though from term life insurance to variable life insurance. I think I’m going to need some expert advice to help me choose the right one.

Let it pour

Aiks! Its a hot day to finish off the year with temperature expected to reach 38C before the cool change arriving between 9 and midnight. Just in time to dampen the New Year count down and fireworks. Well I won't be in the city so I'd prefer the rain so let it pour, let it pour, let it pour!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

North Carolina Health Insurance

I’ve always been one to think that I was invincible so when health insurance is the last thing I wanted to spend my hard earned money on. As the years pass I realized that I’m a mortal after all. Maybe a health insurance wouldn’t be such a bad idea since now I have a family and we’re expecting our family to grow in the years to come. That’s when I decided to give North Carolina health insurance company a call. Now I think it’s the best decision I’ve made in years.

Another year passes

New Year's Eve is coming and there's going to be a spectacular fireworks in the city. I like to go, I want to go but I think I'm too lazy to make an effort to go simply because traffic is going to be chaotic if I drive. I'm not the sort of person to take public transport so I guess I'll be watching the fireworks on the TV screen then. Gone are the days when nothing would stop me from having a good time. Its a sign of old age as another year passes me by.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Appetite suppressant

One of the hardest things about loosing weigh is staying off the food you love. You always feel hungry and that leads you to eat more than you really need to. To help you loose the weigh you may need to take some kind of appetite suppressant so you won’t feel hungry and have to urge to eat all the time. Together with a healthy diet and exercises you’re sure to get the body you’ve always wanted.

Can't win either way

Looks like the weather is going to warm up again this week. The expected top is 28C today and even higher tomorrow and the day after. But I'm glad its only expected to reach the mid thirties and not the forties which would be most unbearable.

So we're expecting a warm New Year Day follows by thundery showers which would be most welcoming. Speaking of which New South Wales is getting flooded by the torrential rain they've been having. You either get no rain or too much rain. Can't win either way.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Rackmount LCD

Being a computer technician it’s handy that you have the right tools for the right jobs when you’re out and about. The most recent item on the wish list at the moment is a rackmount lcd that I can take with me wherever I go. I can simply plug into any computer to do my work on. It’s simply brilliant, I should have gotten one ages ago. Would have save myself some headaches.

Happy New Year!

Christmas is over, time to get back to work. Though today is a holiday in-lieu of Boxing Day falling on a Saturday we can't afford to have another day off work. One weekend of rest is enough, there's just too much work to do.

From here on its another mad rush of go go go non-stop till it quiets down by the end of the month according to previous years. Its tiring but I shouldn't complain, better to be busy than not at all. Happy New Year!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Arthritis treatment

As the years roll on I find my body is starting to let me down. I’ve always been fit all my life but I guess no one can avoid the inevitable. I’m starting to get aches from all parts of my body. Not sure what causes the pains but I may need to seek arthritis treatment in the near future. Or I could just be imagining all this!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Merry Christmas everyone! Can't believe another Christmas is upon us. I've lost count of how many years I've been blogging. Though I don't blog as regularly as I used to, I still manage to maintain this blog after all these years and I hope I will continue to do so for many more.

Thanks all for your support all these years. Let us all enjoy the holiday season safely & here's looking towards 2010.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Playa del Carmen all inclusive

It’s nearly Christmas but with the heavy workload I still haven’t even plan our Christmas holidays for this year yet! Is it too late? I just want to go somewhere warm by the sea and I need to do it quick. Lucky I found just the place; we’re going to Playa del Carmen for the holidays! And it’s not too late to book, I can do it all at playa del carmen all inclusive website where I can get the flights and hotel all sorted out. Easy, so bring on the holidays!

When is it time?

When you're invited to someone's house for a party, when is it time for you to leave? When do you know you have overstayed your welcome? And is there such a thing as overstaying your welcome? What if the host kept insisting that you stay longer, does that mean you have to do as requested or does that mean the host was just being polite? All these questions raced through my head when we were invited to an early Christmas lunch that lasted into dinner time and by the time we left it was nearly bedtime!

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

American standard sinks

Living in another country makes me homesick. Therefore in the house we live in we always try to make it homely to remind us of home by using furniture and decorations from home. We’re such nostalgic freaks but when you’re far from home you’ll do the same! We’re working on the bathroom at the moment; it’s so hard to find the American Standard sinks here. We may have to special order one from home.

In a perfect world

After weeks of waiting for the rain it finally arrived this morning around 6. And it poured and poured till now. The gardens had a good drenching and all my rainwater storage bins are full. That should last me for a couple of weeks and I shouldn't have to collect any shower water till the next dry. In a perfect world the rain will come every week to replenish the gardens but we're in no perfect world we're living in.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Floor tiles

In my house we have timber floor board covering the entire ground floor. I like the look and feel of timber floors but they do have their disadvantages also especially if it’s in the kitchen. I’m thinking of changing the floor covering in the kitchen, I’m thinking of getting floor tiles instead. That way it’ll be easier to keep clean because tile floors are easy to sweep and mop.

Cynthia came to town.

It has been a couple of years since Cynthia came to town. That was the first time we met her and we had a great day then. Friday night we had a nice surprise when she pop up again, this time with Kian her boyfriend also. They're down here looking to buy a property and will eventually move here to live, which is great. We'll be able to see each other more often then. Its funny how friendship can bloom so quickly through blogging.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

My trusty laptop

I bought my laptop a couple of years back and I can say that it was one of the best investments I’ve ever made. Though it’s not a high end system it does everything I need it to do and it does it well. Some people buy laptops to play games on, now that’s just silly. If you’re going to play games then you might as well get a desktop or better still a game console! Leave the laptop for serious stuff like work, have you done that recently?

The silly season

For us the silly season has already begun; this is the time when we are at our busiest. The clients will dump all their work with us before going on their holidays and expect them back by the time they come back next year. Meaning no time for rest for us, most nights will be spent working into the wee mornings. That's the nature of this business; we get quiet times and we get busy times and we have to make the most of the busy times to compensate for the quiet times.