December 19, 2016

Don't Wait for Retirement to Live a Life You Will Love

Many individuals have the idea that they are going to wait until they retire before they will pursue activities and goals they have always been interested in. Or they will wait until they retire until they begin to travel. And while this has worked out fine for some individuals, most people like the idea of enjoying their life before they are too old to really enjoy it.

One of the main reasons why people need to wait until they are retired before they can travel, pursue new hobbies, or do other things is because they do not have the money to do them now. They are taking care of family and work responsibilities. However, they are working hard to save for retirement in order to live a more enjoyable lifestyle. While not everyone is able to do this, it is good for people to regularly evaluate their circumstances to see if they can make some changes that will allow them to enjoy more activities now or even retire early.

For example, look at your current work situation. Is it something that you can do online? Many individuals who speak with their boss about the ability to work from home or online are able to drastically change their circumstances. They can continue to earn their current income, yet they can do their work from home or from another location where they will have Internet access. When this happens, your ability to travel and to pursue different hobbies completely changes.

One option that you can consider if you have the ability to work from home or from any place where you can occasionally get Internet service is to purchase Sabre yachts for sale and begin pursuing your dream of traveling around the world. In different port cities, you can connect online and turn in your work. You no longer have to wait for retirement in order to enjoy living and travel.

This is just one idea. However, if you are creative and you are ready to make a change, do not let fear stop you. Look at ways that you can change your life right now to start enjoying it more. You do not have to wait until you are older to travel or try new things. Unfortunately, you never know what tomorrow will bring. So seize the opportunity today to do the things you love.

October 17, 2016

Safekeeping for your pets

Many people own one or more pets these days, and most of them are considered valuable members of their family. While it is possible to leave cats home alone for a few days during your vacation, dogs need daily feeding, walking and interaction with their caretaker. Depending on the size of the dog as well as the type and length of vacation, some people choose to take their pet along while they enjoy some down-time. However, there are some situations that will require leaving your dog or cat at a pet boarding facility.

Whether you need to leave your pet in daycare or a longer period of time, you will want to find a facility that takes care of your pet as well as you do. If you live in the Novi, Michigan area and need to board your pet, you should go to their website and check this out: amenities, prices, daily care and the many extras. You will find that your pet will have the best of care in this high quality pet boarding facility with luxury options including a pet spa, a pet boutique, and individual suites.

The Paw Print Inn does not stop at just offering the best boarding care for your pet, but also offers bathing, grooming, play-time and basic training with a trained pet care technician. If your pet is living in his golden years or has special needs, you may provide special meals and be secure in the knowledge that any medication will be administered properly. Although you may be a bit apprehensive about trusting the care of your beloved pet to others while you are away, you will appreciate your ability to check on them via live streaming webcam whenever you would like.

In addition to offering top quality pet boarding, the Paw Print Inn also provides professional grooming and obedience training. An onsite pet boutique offers a wide variety of pet products including shampoo, dog beds, fresh-baked treats, dog toys, fashionable collars, jackets, slickers and many other items pet owners need.  

Taking into consideration the level of care provided by this pet boarding facility, you might think the cost would be very high. The Paw Print Inn works hard to provide the best boarding experience possible at a reasonable price. If you find yourself needing to board your pet for a day or longer, the facility invites prospective clients to call for a tour and to meet the dedicated pet care professionals. Now that you know there is someplace you can leave your pet with the assurance he will be receive the best care, go ahead and plan that vacation you've been thinking of. 

August 5, 2016

Keeping Insects Away

Enjoy a More Convenient Way to Keep Insects Out of Your Home
Most people struggle with the desire to leave their doors open for a refreshing summer breeze, but they also want to be able to keep pesky insects out. Fortunately, a company like BugOff can provide an effective solution. A magnetic insect screen can help keep your home insect free, while giving you that open airy feeling you desire.

How is a magnetic screen different than a traditional screen door?
A magnetic screen offers a number of advantages that you won't get with a typical screen door. For one thing, screen doors slamming shut or accidentally being left open will be a thing of the past. The fiberglass mesh magnetic screen requires no hands to operate, so it's easy to go in and out, even when your hands are full. Additionally, kids won't have to mess with difficult latches or worry about pinching their fingers in the door. Installation is simple, unlike a typical screen door. In fact, a magnetic screen can be installed in a matter of minutes and needs absolutely no tools. There's also no damage to the door frame, since it doesn't have to be screwed into place.

If the magnetic screen is so easy to install, is it actually secure?
When installed properly a magnetic screen door will provide a secure barrier to keep insect outs. The screen also offers a great deal of flexibility because it can easily be taken with you when you move or if you are going on vacation. Magnetic screens offer an excellent option for anyone who lives in a townhome, condominium or apartment community where they are not permitted to install a traditional screen door.

Magnetic Screens are Available in a Variety of Sizes
Whether you need a convenient magnetic screen for a single door, sliding glass patio door or even a French door, you'll find many options available. You can choose one of the standard dimension screens or have one custom made to perfectly fit a specialty door.
When the weather is nice, it's always refreshing to be able to open the doors and air out your home. Of course, along with this fresh breeze, you're likely going to get plenty of insects entering your home. With a magnetic screen, you'll be able to keep the insects out, while still being able to enjoy the fresh air.

July 12, 2016

Saturday Lakwatsa at S Maison

Last Saturday, we decided to check out SM's newest lifestyle mall - S Maison (at Mall of Asia Complex) and at the same time catch Ice Age Collision Course. The mall opened simultaneously with Conrad Manila, the new luxury hotel to open in Manila, last June 15. Conrad Manila sits atop the first two floors of the building which is the S Maison.

I am not really a mall rat but I like checking out new malls. For one, newly opened malls are usually not crowded, which I like. And second, I like to check out new dining and shopping concepts.

S Maison was understandably empty last Saturday. Not all shops are opened yet. The few open shops are: Fully Booked, Starbucks, True Religion and a couple of restaurants on the second floor.

We watched the movie at one of their 3 Director's club cinema. Movie was cute of course but I fell asleep in the middle of it. Shhh, don't tell my 9 year old, ok? :)

July 5, 2016

Hello 2016!

Okay, that's too late for a greeting this year. But allow me, please.

This year we made a big leap. We decided to move back to the Philippines. We have lived away from the Philippines for almost 10 years and so, moving back was a big decision for us.

When I visited my bank last month, a banker asked me if our decision to move back was because Mr. Duterte won the presidency.

No, it wasn't that. I wish it was as simple as that though.

We moved back for several reasons:

The employment offer for my husband was nice. But let me clarify, the offer was not as nice the employment offers abroad.

I wanted to do something for myself, something for my self-growth. Or something to that effect. Haha!

We wanted EJ to experience living in the Philippines.


{At Phnom Penh airport, taken before we flew to Manila}

We moved here just last month. I have to be honest and say that personally I am experiencing reverse culture shock. Yes, I was ecstatic about seeing my family and friends. I was also happy to be able to eat the food that I used to eat. But there's something that's making me feel unwelcome.

I don't know. But I am sure I will get over this.

So yeah, we're back in the concrete jungle that is Manila. We're no longer expats. Like I said, I am still adjusting to our life here. But surprisingly, our son EJ, has eased into his life here pretty quick. I guess kids make adjustments faster than adults.

Anyway, I have decided to blog again. I hope this time I can keep my promise. We'll see.