Training for the Big Games

I tried out for the Olympics last year and I didn’t make the team. I was so devastated because I felt that I had put all of my energy into training, but I wasn’t good enough to make it. The other competitors were able to outclass me, no matter how much I tried. I had to sit at home and watch all of the competitors battle for the gold, silver, and bronze. The Olympics won’t be happening for another 3 years, and I’m going to make sure that I have elite speed sports performance by working with a trainer that can make me better than the competition.

The trainer has been putting me through endless drills to put me in the state I need. Just when I feel like giving up, the trainer pushes me even harder to keep going to achieve my goal. I think about how I felt the moment I saw that I was outclassed by the other competitors and how it felt to not be at the Olympics. It’s a mix of sadness and anger that motivates me to continue with the training. My muscles may be sore, but that comes with the territory, because the saying goes that you can’t get gain without pain.

Every day the trainer measures my progress to see how far I’ve come. I’ve made a great deal of improvement since I first started, but there is still a lot of work to be done. The fastest time from the competitors who made it to the Olympics is still a long way away from what I am currently able to get, so I have to keep going. I’ll be doing as much training to build my muscles and increase my overall speed so I can reach that time. Then once I have it, I’ll work past it.

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admin on March 12th, 2017 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

The Right Data Rich Substrate Design

Mobile application design has become one of the fastest growing fields within the industry thanks to the market penetration of smart phones on nearly every continent. In countries like Singapore where the majority of the citizens possess one sort of smart phone or another over a home computer, it becomes evn more important to continue the development and progress of design techniques for this medium. This becomes especially true for companies like https://www.massiveinfinity.com who are on the bleeding edge of mobile application theory and design. It’s their approach that drives competition within the market so that we can all enjoy properly developed applications rather than the trash that populations most App Markets. Read More »

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admin on February 21st, 2017 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

So Many Things to Set Up

When we recently retired and moved to Texas, there were so many things to be done. For example, I had to look online for electricity companies in Corpus Christi just to make sure we would have power. It’s amazing when you have set down deep roots that lasted for years that you forget how much work it takes to set up new roots somewhere else. It is exhausting. You have to find a new doctor, a new dentist, get a new driver’s license, and all sorts of other stuff. You have to set aside a fairly large block of time just to get things to the point where you can do all the other stuff.

What surprised me is how easy it is to do nowadays. Thirty years ago you had to drive all over the place, set up appointments, go back later and meet with people just to get the lights turned on. Not anymore. Now it is as easy as going online and checking out your options. And surprisingly there are more than one option. Remember when you could only get your telephone from Ma Bell? And not only that you had to wait months for them to come out and hook up the line and install the phone! Crazy stuff.

For our power it was as simple as locating a site and picking an option. You can input your information and someone gets right on it. It still takes a bit of time, of course, but it is much faster than before. We were barely settled in and bingo we had lights. And believe me when I say it is important to get that covered immediately in Texas. The weather here can be brutally hot and if you can’t get that air conditioner running, you are in big trouble!

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admin on December 14th, 2016 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

I Am Getting a New Citroen Van to Use As My Work Van

I like a nice van to use to work out of every day. I do furnace repair, and I carry my tools and parts in a van every day. I was looking at Citreon van sales to get a new work van. I wanted something that was going to greatly increase the fuel economy. My tools are heavy, but not so heavy I need a van as big as the one I have. I also wanted something that was a lot more easy to drive in urban and village areas. It was tiring driving my big van around all of the time.

When I have to work with another person installing a new furnace, we will bring the big van since it can actually hold the furnace and duct work metal and tools. My smaller van I am getting from the Citroen van sales I have seen being offered is going to be my daily work van. Read More »

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admin on January 8th, 2015 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

Finding the Perfect Home for My Family

I’m really excited because my husband and I are buying our first home. We decided that we want to purchase from The New Launch Collections, because they have the best condos that we’ve seen anywhere. Not only are they stunning to look at, but they have a lot of amenities as well. I’m looking forward to using the pool, fitness center, and ample parking. My kids will love playing on the playground. We will be located close to everything we need, including the local shopping center and downtown business district.

I know that we will be happy in our new home for years to come, but when it comes time to sell the property, I’m very confident that we will be able to get a very good price. Read More »

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admin on February 24th, 2017 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

Study Hard and Stay Calm

In order to attend school in Singapore, I had to find somewhere to live. Some searching brought me to www.seasideresidencesofficialsite.com.sg, where I learned that there was a nice place by the sea that would be nice for me to live. Other students from my school live in the same building, and we take public transportation to class from the building every day. We sometimes get together and have study sessions in the residence. We’ll usually pick one person’s room to have the session and all meet there. After studying, we go down to the pool and swim for a while to relax a little and get rid of the tensions created from studying. Read More »

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admin on February 16th, 2017 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

I Wanted to Change Carriers

When I bought my phone, I got a pretty decent deal for it since I locked myself into a two year contract. Some people told me I didn’t get the best deal possible though because I still ended up paying a few hundred dollars for it. I decided that I was going to switch carriers once my two years was up, but I found out that I would have to buy a new phone with the new carrier. This was mind boggling, considering how much I paid for it, so I searched for remove carrier on my computer.

I knew that there had to be a way that I could switch carriers without having to buy a new phone. I was not willing to put out several hundred dollars more when the phone I have is perfectly fine. In fact, it is the best phone I have ever had, and I’ve had quite a lot of different ones in the past. Read More »

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admin on October 17th, 2016 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

Coffee is Really Part of the Culture Among My Friends

Coffee is a big deal with my friends. We have conversations about beans, roasts machines and everything. They seem to get into it like a competition sport to see who can have the most interesting coffee available when we visit one another. I guess it is like a replacement for the old dinner parties that our grandparents used to have. Some of my friends have some nice machines to make different coffees. Everyone has a French Press. All I had was my drip coffeemaker for the longest time, but I had been looking at deals on the best espresso machine I could find. My goal was to buy a used commercial espresso maker. Read More »

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admin on October 4th, 2016 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

On One of the Worst Nights of My Life, Music Helped

When my husband left, he took more than half of what we owned together. I came home one night to find most everything taken from our apartment. It was horrifying to walk in after work and see so many things missing. Once I figured out what had happened, I went to turn on my laptop so that I could listen to some soothing music. It was mind blowing to see that he had even taken my laptop with him. I went to my favorite MP3Skull site with the help of an old laptop that I had in the closet to get some music. As unique as that may sound, it made me instantly relax to hear my favorite songs. I sat back after that and began thinking about the situation.

My ex and I were married for only six months. Read More »

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LVT Underlayment Prices for Vinyl Floor Installation

I have decided that I am going to put a new vinyl floor in my kitchen and I want to do it myself, so that I can save some money on the installation. I am trying to find the best price online to buy LVT underlayment, so that I can use that to place below the vinyl flooring that I will install. I think that LVT is a good choice of material for the project, because of its acoustic properties. Some of my younger children have their bedrooms adjacent to the kitchen, and they go to sleep much earlier than their older siblings.

Said older siblings have a tendency to use the kitchen late at night, and can often make a good bit of noise, until my wife or I comes out to yell at them. Hopefully by installing an underlayment iwth good acoustic properties underneath the new vinyl floor, we will be able to cut down on some of the noise generated by people using the kitchen late at night.

I am really excited about doing this project on my own, and I will cross my fingers and hope that I do a good job on it. On the surface, it does appear to be a pretty easy job to do. In particular, I am kind of worried about how hard it will be to cut the vinyl. I don’t think it should be tricky, but I am not really sure at the same time. I have never done it before, and I think it needs to be cut pretty close to exactly in order to fit right with the measurements of the kitchen. From what I’ve read and watched on the subject, that is going to be the trickiest part of the whole project, but I am not sure.

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admin on September 15th, 2016 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

Training Videos on Autocad Civil 3D

I am currently going to school to be a Civil Engineer. It took me awhile to land on this major, and I wasted three years of college as a physics major before switching. Well, I wouldn’t say I wasted that time, because I took a lot of the math and physics classes I would need as an engineer anyway. But I wish I had known what I wanted to do when I stated off in college. Anyway, I am trying to find Autocad Civil 3D training videos on the internet, so that I can utilize the videos to learn how to use this software.

I have to use this software for an upcoming project that I have in one of my classes, and I have never used it before, so I am a bit clueless. On the surface it does not seem that hard to use, but I know that there are a lot of advanced features that I am not aware of, or do not know how to use. Unfortunately, I am probably going to need a lot of those features for this assignment. I know that the professor taught the class how to use the software a bit on a couple days of class. But unfortunately for me, I was sick that week, and missed all of the lectures where the use of the software was covered.

I would have tried to ask one of my classmates if I could see their notes from those lectures, but unfortunately, I do not know anyone in this class, and I have few friends in the engineering department anyway. So it is left to me to figure out how to use the software on my own. Luckily, I think that training videos will be more useful than class notes in anycase.

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admin on September 15th, 2016 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

Listening to Music in Different Languages is Cool

My neighbor is from Mexico. He has been here since he was born. His parents too. His grandparents emigrated here when they were young. Even though he is now a second-generation naturalized citizen, he still follows his roots as far as knowing his grandparent’s language and liking the music of his heritage. He also likes the contemporary music in Spanish as well as English. He has a lot of artists on his playlists who are from Mexico and other Spanish speaking countries. He uses the Krafta website to listen to a lot of mp3s. There are few Spanish songs I like even though I can only speak enough of the language to say very basic things.

There is a certain privilege to being bilingual. Read More »

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admin on August 23rd, 2016 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

We Needed a New Toilet

My two kids were goofing off in the bathroom of all places not long ago. They usually leave their wrestling moves for the backyard, but a friendly game of house ball had them goofing off in the large bathroom that we all share on the main floor. When my oldest son did a karate kick that was supposed to be all show, he never expected that we would have to contact a plumber in Morris County NJ to fix what happened next. His brother moved quickly and he couldn’t compensate. His foot went flying pretty quick and ended up busting up the toilet.

I know there are some jokes in there since we have heard quite a few since his friends found out about this. The pressing issue was getting the toilet fixed as quickly as possible. Read More »

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admin on March 12th, 2015 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

One Last Vacation with Friends

I’m glad I was able to find an apartment at http://jjh.com.sg, because if I didn’t, I wouldn’t have had anywhere to live when I was in Singapore. I went there with 3 other friends for a vacation in the summer. This was the last vacation I would be able to have with my friends because we were all graduating from college and would have to go on with our lives after that. We needed one last exciting time before entering the work force and having all of our time consumed by responsibilities and family life.

After finding the apartment, we took a plane to Singapore and were amazed at how great the apartment looked. It looked nice in the photos we saw online, but it was even more impressive in person. After choosing who would sleep in what room and unpacking our luggage, We set out in Singapore to find one thing that we all wanted to see: the beach. As friends, we have a rule that we must see the beach in any country we visit. It’s something we made up during college. Read More »

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admin on January 9th, 2015 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

Started to Work on Some DIY Projects

This is mostly just being cheap, but I got the idea from a friend of mine who had made her own Do it yourself Roman Blinds. In theory this is pretty easy and in my case it was really easy, because this particular lady just loves to show off her abilities. I am sure you have met a lot of people like this in your life and in this case I did not really intend to convince her to do it all for me. My plan was for her to show me how she did it and then I would mess around until I got it all sorted out. It really is not all that hard, but it takes a little bit of fooling around to get it right. Read More »

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admin on January 8th, 2015 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -