Saturday, January 26, 2013

Signs for Health and Safety

Every day, I can see different signs all over. There are several signs around the village where we live. Parking signs remind people not to park their vehicles on the road and use the parking building instead. There are also warning and safety signs in the clubhouse that includes reminders on the proper use of the swimming pool. Directional signage, building names and on-going maintenance can also be seen around. Weeks ago, construction and caution signs are mounted on the hallway in the condominium building where my parents are staying. It informs people of the ongoing maintenance to fix the floor paint in the hallway.

Since there are also dogs around the village, there is a specific place where these friends can dump their poo. Even those "Keep off the Grass" warnings are placed on some areas. Though sometimes, there can be some inconsiderate neighbors who seem to ignore all these signs.

As you travel and commute on the road, there are more signs that we can see like traffic signs, road signs and street signs. There are also caution and danger signs in some areas of the city, especially in those places where buildings are being constructed. Making oneself well informed of several OSHA signs help prevents accidents to happen. Signs are the best reminder and a great way to keep our lives safer.

Signs are something that I never fail to notice. If you keep an attentive eye, you can also take notice of those funny signs. Wouldn't it be fun to see those signs like "No Barking Anytime" which can be placed in the front yard of someone who can't stand the nonstop barking of dogs? If you're fond of signs spotting, you'll also get amused by signs that can make you laugh as well. You can search about funniest road signs on the Internet if you need a good laugh.

All these signs are placed to inform people and attract attention. It should not be ignored, especially when it would bring benefit to your health and safety. You won't be spending lots of minutes on those signs. Sometimes a glance and a few seconds is enough to keep you safe.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Shaving Kits to Look Good and Feel Better

Family affairs, gatherings and celebrations are something I always look forward to. This week, my niece would celebrate her 7th birthday party and my son's 7th celebration would follow weeks after. It reminds me that I should start preparing for my for son's birthday celebration. I really have done any preparation yet. It's just good that school examinations are already over and I can have enough time to prepare for it. Counting the days and hoping that the remaining days would be enough to finish everything.

My son only wanted a simple party. Food, games and gifts are already enough for him. Since we already paid half for the party place and packages, I'll take a note to do the invitation, buy party loot bags and souvenirs, and invite family members, schoolmates and friends by next week. Buying for clothes and shoes would follow next. I'll also remind my husband and my son to get a haircut before the party since it's been months since they got a haircut. Well, aside from my husband's weekly shaving routine, it is during those special events and celebrations that he never fails to keep his face clean and well-groomed.

Most grooming and hygiene items that you can see at home belong to me and my husband only has a few. I'm considering on buying complete set of shaving kits so he'll be more inclined to use these products. Sometimes, having a good safety razor is already good enough for him. But of course, using an after shave, shaving lotion and shaving cream would make his shaving experience more enjoyable.

Since there are variety of shaving products and supplies for men in the market and some of which we're already familiar with, we won't have a hard time choosing what would fit him best. I also heard of shaving soaps and brushes, and these items are something that he had never tried using. I’ll go check on these items too.

Grooming and hygiene is very important for my family. The men in our lives must always take good care of themselves as well. A well-groomed face keeps them more presentable. It also gives them confidence.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post however, all the points and views are my own.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Real Estate Mortgage Loans

Having your own house is not as easy as 1-2-3. Looking for the perfect place and deciding what type of property to purchase are just the initial steps. There are also many options available in the market. You can choose to buy a lot then build your own house; purchase a constructed house and lot, a townhouse, an apartment or a condominium unit.

Aside from that, you need to estimate what kind of a property you can afford and how to finance it. Financing your property can be the hardest part. Housing loans and bank financing will be a viable solution to help you purchase your dream home. However, you have to determine how much you can borrow and how much you can afford to pay on a monthly basis. You can ask your broker to assist you in mortgage and loans calculation. If ever you encounter payment difficulty in the future, you can also ask for mortgage loan modification or restructuring programs.

Buying and selling real estate properties and all the transactions involved in it is something that my mom is good at. This week, she took matters in her hands to assist my sister in their plans to have a new home. Her transactions for the government housing loans, property appraisal and at the Registry of Deeds were all successful. Sooner or later, my sister and her family would get to transfer in their new home. Hopefully, this is a great start for this year.

Understanding these importance of these documents such as Contract to Sell, Deed of Sale, Transfer Certificate of Title (TCT), and Tax Declaration (Tax Dec), would really be helpful. Also, you have to determine your financial and credit standing. Typical payment schemes that you can use to purchase a property include cash, bank financing, government housing loans and in-house/deferred system.

I realize that familiarizing yourself with real estate is something that will give you benefit in the long run, especially if you're a first time property buyer. With all those documents, taxes, fees and transactions involved in buying a property, one really need assistance from a professional real estate consultant and broker.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post however, all the points and views are my own.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Cold January Air

It's cold outside! It's been a week since we last turned on our room air conditioner because of the cold air. Well, I just love the cool morning and evening breeze, but it also makes me sleep earlier than usual. It's good that our shower heater is functioning well and we won't chill while taking a bath every morning. The cold weather here in our country is still bearable, unlike other countries and places wherein the cold is really drastic.

Like most people living in our country, the thought of snow and winter sounds exciting. However, I can't imagine how people could live in Antarctica, Alaska and Iceland whenever the temperature goes down to negative degrees.

Those living in countries with winter weather usually have home heating system and furnaces to heat their houses. They always make sure that they maintain the furnaces that they would be using during winter months in good condition.

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Partners Trust Real Estate

Looking at several houses for rent and for sale in the nearby village keeps my interest. However, finding the perfect house to rent or to purchase is hard. There are several factors that need to be considered including all the financial dues associated with it.

Not everyone can afford to buy their own house. Initially, renting a property becomes an option. Renting prepares you for the big move in the next years. When renting, you don't have to spend huge amount of money to live into that house. One advantage is that it gives you flexibility to move if you get transferred in a new location.

If you are planning and are in the middle of searching a property, a real estate broker, like the ones from can make searching easier. It is better to seek assistance from real estate professionals especially if you're a first time buyer can relieve you of the stress associated with house hunting. A reliable real estate agent with property listings in your preferred location is a good start. From there, you can check out the properties being offered and select the best options that best meet your needs. Of course, the property you'll be renting or purchasing should meet your financial budget.

Having your own house is the best investment that you can make. It gives you a sense of security. But, whether you choose to rent or buy a house this year, make sure it meets your needs and complement the lifestyle you want. Paying for the property is the hardest part you need to prepare for. If you're set on buying a property, you can pay through bank financing or government housing loans.

Like most people, I also look forward to owning our own house. More than that, if I have millions of money to spend, I would invest in the real estate market, purchase lots and condominium units, build and sell houses, and develop commercial spaces for rent in the future. Well, maybe what I can do for the meantime is to spend time learning more about real estate and understand all transactions associated with it.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post however, all the points and views are my own.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Follow the Signs

Months ago, many homeowners inside our village parked their vehicles on the streets. There's a designated parking building that residents can rent monthly or yearly. Seeing vehicles parked anywhere makes the area look crowded. Nowadays, you can see big No Parking signs and parking signage to remind residents to use the building parking. Residents can only leave their cars for a few minutes, provided that they left their hazard car lights on. It's good that the Condominium Administration had been strict in implementing this regulation. It keeps the community a more conducive place to live.

There are many signs and symbols that we see in our everyday lives - from street signs, traffic signs, safety signs, conventional signs, directional signs and a lot more. It's there to convey messages and keep people safe at all times. These road signs play an important role, not just for drivers or new drivers taking the driving exam, but also for everyone. It's placed on the road to inform, guide and direct the flow of traffic. It also provides direction and gives warning about dangerous road conditions. Not having knowledge or failure to follow these signs can result in serious accident.

Signs are essential to everyone. It is important that everyone understand and obey those signs. It could help save lives. With all those accidents happening everywhere, we should stay alert at all times.

Friday, January 4, 2013

A Great After Shave

Shaving should always be part of men's grooming. They should shave regularly to remove those unwanted facial hair, mustaches and beards. A clean face makes them look presentable and gives a good impression. However, shaving every day without the use of any shaving creams, lotions or an after shave can dry the skin.

All men should understand the benefits of shaving either every day or during weekends. There are professions that require a clean and shaven face every day, though some jobs don't as long as they look clean enough and they won't resemble a caveman. Yet for a very few, shaving can be a frustrating task. Some might feel lazy and some are also irritated with the chore.

Did your men get an aftershave as a Christmas present? If not, take time to tag your hubby or partner along so they could not forget to purchase their shaving kits. Make sure that a shaving cream and an after shave is part of the list.

Shaving is an art and should not be done in a hurry. Or else, you'll get a horrible shave with lots of cuts and nicks. Those small cuts and scratches are really inevitable. It is important to take certain measures and use the right shaving essentials. Proper shaving techniques should always be followed. Lathering on a shaving cream will make it easy to remove unwanted hair. The most essential tip to keep in mind is having a quality shaving razor. One should also avoid shaving when the skin is dry as it is more prone to cuts and nicks.

A shaving cream is a must to achieve a healthier shave, and using an After shave helps with any irritation or buts that they can get while shaving. It also aids in disinfecting the skin and protecting it from any infections. An after shave makes men more concerned of his overall hygiene. Using it helps prevents razor bumps. It also refreshes the skin and keeps it hydrated. Putting those aftershave will make them feel cool and refreshed, making them feel more attractive. It even gives their personality a plus factor. Smelling good and being complimented from it will truly make them feel better.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post however, all the points and views are my own.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Goodbye 2012, Welcome 2013

My free verse thoughts as I welcome the New Year... 

Remembering 2012 would always bring sadness and joy,
and my heart yearning.

Like a dream - filled with drama and goodbyes,
Of bitter sweet memories,
and glimpses of tears that travels to heaven.

Learning. Experiences.

2012 made me more prouder of my kids' achievement -
A kindergarten graduation welcome address and winning a declamation.
Dances and more dances.
Capturing all their achievements, big or small.
Their confidence, passion and learning makes life more meaningful.

Like a star, you made me famous for a day or two.
A magazine appearance and short morning TV show segment,
With paychecks and talent fees at hand.

Of the countless winnings and blessings I received, I am grateful.
You give me more than what I need,
Much more than what my heart desires.

How would I look back at you, 2012?
With memories I wanted to cherish,
With every twists and countless turns.
When there are times I wish would be just gone into oblivion.
Days when I prayed... wishing things would otherwise be different.

Fears and cheers.
Those sweet sprinkles helped me endure the heat and dryness of summer.
Feeling the love and support kept our strength and our faith.
More meaningful family togetherness becomes a treasure.. timeless.

I struggle yet remain to be challenged.
I braved the storms and the strong wind.
I've seen life beyond than what is supposed to be.

Breathing softly.
Pages turned... a chapter closed.

Moving on.

Now, I welcome 2013 with a happy heart.
With hope and strength.
Filled with more love, stronger faith and wonderful togetherness.
Looking forward for better moments and the best days we can have.

Saying Hello to 2013!
Cheers and Happy New Year everyone!
Let's all have 365 days to be thankful for!