Equipment Leasing: A Business Opportunity

A friend who was working in Saudi Arabia made a visit yesterday.  He said he’s not going back to work abroad. He is staying for good and between exchanges of stories, he said that a few weeks after he arrived he  had put up a business.  It is a smart move for a returning OFW because it would not be easy looking for work here with the same compensation.

I forgot to tell him about business equipment leasing where he could lease some necessary devices, machines, tools and vehicles as aid in working out his capital and his business. It could also save him from paying taxes for these pieces of equipment because he does not own them.

Next time I could probably give him some tips.

Scanned Some Old Pix

In-law gave us these pictures one day. Gosh, we were thin in these pictures.  I also have a big box of photo albums.  Each time I look at the pictures in those albums, I wonder how on earth I’ve grown big.  😦  But there is still hope, isn’t there?

Papsie and I in our early thirties with the kids
Papsie with a bayawak
Kay was only two or three years old here; her parents in their late 20s
Kay trying to figure out her new toy

Those were the days… Papsie was reminiscing and suddenly said in a low voice, “Can you imagine that this little girl will one day talk back?” I smiled.

Amazing Cute Strollers

I came across this baby jogger city select stroller and discovered these amazing designs that I have not seen before.  Well, maybe because I do not have a baby anymore that is why my feet would not lead me to the baby section in a department store.  😀

Isn’t it amazing that strollers are now convertible? One can add a bassinet, an infant seat adapter, or a second seat for another baby.

Some of the most interesting features of these lovable strollers are they have adjustable height handle and shock absorber. Just simply amazing.

What’s more? They come in different colors. 😀

(No, I am not planning to have a baby, you silly.)

My Early AI Bets from the Top 24

The first top 14 of the American Idol contest was revealed.  The same sentiments are felt because there are contestants who are very talented that were not considered. We suspect that other than the singing prowess, they chose the top 24 bets also from their potential marketability and mass appeal. These might be the whole package they’re looking into.

One of the contestant last night that I felt sad with, when she was cut from the list, was Lauren Gray.  The 23 year old talent is a potential winner if they could have chosen her to be with the top 24.  One or two in the twelve girls in the top 24 list do (es) not even deserve to be there.  It had made us wonder why but in an interview with Lauren Gray, I have seen some answers.

For now, my early bets for the girls are listed below:

ERIKA VAN PELT

Erika Van Pelt

HALLIE DAY

Hallie Day

JESSICA SANCHEZ

Jessica Sanchez

My early bets for the boys are:

REED GRIMM

Reed Grimm

HEEJUN HAN

Heejun Han

JEREMY ROSADO

Jeremy Rosado

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I just happen to notice the bulbs pointing upwards.  We were at Kowloon yesterday.  It’s been a long time since kids, Papsie and I were together.

The chandelier reminded me of a local saying that a mother is the light of the home.  I am trying my best to be one.  But lately, I realized we, as mothers, can only do as much.  Being a good mother, or a parent, as I had written in an article, is not guarantee.

I am again contemplating on the ironies in life.  The chandelier despite the two busted bulbs on the picture still serves as ornamental light because of the remaining light it has. It is, I believe, parallel to saying that despite the weaknesses and imperfections of a mother, she remains one, until the end.

Speaking of Lab Ovens

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No, I am not speaking about ‘love ovens’ :-D. We do not need ovens to intensify the fire in our relationships.

I get off the subject about love for now. Tomorrow’s the day.

The topic is about lab ovens. Yes, dear, ovens are not solely invented for your kitchen only. Ovens were also made for the manufacture of certain products that need drying, baking, sterilizing. evaporating, heat treating, annealing and testing.

In some factories that have laboratories as part of their process, and especially for research purposes, lab ovens are part of the laboratory. They appear like cabinets that are heavy and durable. In some manufacturing companies though, these ovens are not found in a laboratory but in the plant and are part of the whole system. Ovens like these are much bigger and are stationary.

Now in answer to your question why I speak about lab ovens.  The thought just came about how the heat in these pieces of equipment could be analogous to the the intensity of love expressions tomorrow.  Trying hard, I know, but I am afraid of the intensity that could override the Richter scale. 😀

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Still Young to Die, Ms. Houston

At 48, Ms. Whitney Houston died. My son, who is a fan, felt really sad about the news. He even has an organized archive of videos by Whitney Houston. After being enamored by Alanis Morisette‘s songs, he later discovered Whitney Houston and was so amazed by the talent that it is a puzzle to him why she turned to drugs when she had it all.

It might sound odd that my son admires Whitney Houston but I say it is his choice of music. He is not a fan of loud and senseless music. He is not even particular of what music is hot right now. He finds some pop art songs, classicals, ballads, blues, and the like attractive. With that, I respect him because he does not try to mold with the times but finds joy in what he truly appreciates and what he chooses as his music, as his beliefs, and as his life.

Back to Whitney, I have to say I really admire her and her talent. She was actually a total package. She was a beautiful icon in her own way. She was a benchmark. She was the voice. How sad that a big part of her life didn’t seem to turn out right. It is very true that we cannot have it all but she could have looked at the picture of what she has in comparison with other talents, and could have felt blessed that she had a God-given talent. So sad that she seemed to be searching but continuously failing to find what she truly wanted, and depended on substance to find the cure. It would not be a surprise to hear at all that her death is caused by drugs or substance abuse.

It is truly devastating to hear news on early deaths but may this serve a lesson to all artists who had gained everything, including popularity, that it is essential to hold on to what matters most and not succumb to what popularity demands from a famous star.

Just Whitney
Image via Wikipedia

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Why Should an Employer Do a Background Check?

Background Check Bozeman, MT
Background Check Bozeman, MT (Photo credit: grace mcdunnough)

Most employers do background check for security purposes and to acquire personnel that are trustworthy and deserving of a position.  A background check maybe costly but it is a reflection of a company that adheres to government laws and regulations.  It speaks of an organization’s intent to hire the right person for the job.

In another aspect, it speaks of another thing.  A company that can acquire background check services is a company that is capable of giving the right salary for a given job.  Why would an employer do a background check when he cannot offer a promising career for an employee that is screened rigidly?  How could an organization expect loyalty and sincere service from their employees when they are not being paid right?  What reason would suffice the background check?

It has to be a win-win situation that some employers fail to realize.  It is a fact that some companies ignore.

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Silver Bullion Anyone?

English: Silver bullion bar 1000oz top view

I have to agree that silver is a precious metal.  It is even considered as a trading metal.  It is also a status symbol for some.  The wealthy and wise are currently acquiring lots of  silver bullion and silver bar in their collection.

If I am to buy silver, I would not use it merely as status symbol, I would definitely use it as investment.  Many experts are actually suggesting to include silver in one’s investments but if in doubt one can consult with distinguished brokers, bankers, financial advisors or dealers.

ETrades.net mentioned an important information that silver is becoming in demand because of the booming economies of India and China where these precious metals are being utilized.  Therefore, it is truly wise to make them as investment because of the probability that their prices will soar in the future.

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