Christmas is Making People Crazy

How’s your Christmas today?

I hope you’re doing well.

There’s no denying that Christmas is a few days away. During this time you would experience what we call the Christmas rush where everyone is in a hurry.

I have felt this rush early this week and I have seen the roads congesting due to various cars heading to malls and retail stores. Parking lots were filled instantly and ever isle in the store was packed with busy shopper. It felt like it was hell as everyone was racing to get what they want. Tempers are flaring and people are losing their mind. You would see a lot of crazy stuff happening all at the same time!

When Christmas rolls in, it’s very easy for us to lose our minds. This is strange because Christmas season should be a peaceful and joyful season. Why did this happen?

Well… blame this on commercialization of Christmas. It’s like the big companies wants us to spend a lot of money during this season. We consumers become mindless zombies wanting to buy this and buy that, not knowing that businesses are dictating us unconsciously.

So sad. I mean, it is really a sad thing when most people are going crazy over shopping during Christmas season. And sometimes, people would fight over even the simplest stuff. *sigh.

The things that make moving services awesome

Packing and moving services in the country today would often provide memorable experience to their clients. They can be memorable in a good or a bad way. The reason why it becomes memorable is because moving is an important day and anything that happens on that day becomes cemented to our memories.

Although there are plenty of horrible moving services these days, there are also some that we can consider as heaven sent. This is because they put their hearts and souls into their work just to make sure we receive excellent moving service. They would treat each move like it was their own move. Thus, they would put more effort in making sure the move goes well.

Good moving services know that our belongings are our prized possessions. Therefore, they would exert a lot of care in packing, moving and handling them. They are also aware that some items shouldn’t be mishandled, which is why they use extra packing materials just to make sure they are safe and secure. Also, they have a well-equipped vans or trucks that can transport any item anywhere.

Most good moving companies do not just have one or a couple of vehicles ready for transporting stuff. Usually, they have a fleet of vehicles. When we hire them for a move, aside from the vehicle they would send to your address, they would also have a standby vehicle ready in case the other one has a problem. Thus, there will be little or no delay for the relocation. Most of all, this makes the moving service more efficient.

Good movers also provide insurance to the goods that they are packing, handling and transporting. They also know that it is not easy to move, especially when we consider the finances. That’s why in every move, they will be a lot of planning involve. This way, the accidents that could lead to costly damages and injuries will be avoided. This will also ensure that homes wouldn’t be damaged during the moving process.

Also, moving company are fully equipped with all the materials, tools or machineries they need to complete a move. The men working for these companies aren’t just hefty men hired to do heavy lifting. They are men that are sensitive, well-learned, trained and have a good understanding when it comes to moving procedures. And most of the time, it is the muscle that makes a moving company awesome!

How to Move on After Your Move

After the boxes have been unloaded by movers; after each one of them has been unpacked and after you have finally settled in after your move, you would find yourself wanting to establish your own comfort zone. The faster it is, the better it would be. You would find yourself craving for consistency or anything familiar with your new place. But because of your everyday life as well as responsibilities, you might miss out on experiencing what your new place has to offer.

So before you settle with your routine, you should do these things first.

Ask around and get to know your city

After moving to a new city, it is best to meet new people and ask them for the best restaurants, shopping spots, museums, parks, cultural sites and many other interesting places to see. You should also ask about the interesting events that happen mostly in your new city. If you could find, guidebooks, then read them. The more you know about your new city, the better it is for you and your family. Also, it would be a good thing because it would be embarrassing for you if you know nothing about your new city.

Explore your new city

Do yourself a favor and get out. Explore the city! There are many things that you could do. You could look up local stores and see what products they are selling. Explore each street and each block and perhaps you would see something interesting. You might find a good bar, a nice book store or a restaurant. You would never know what you will discover.

A new routine and adjust

You would find out that your new life would include things that you are never used to. At start, you might not love it, however if you open your eyes you would realize that you might come to love it. It’s your new way of life and thus you definitely have to adjust. You would have to adjust with your mode of transport. You have to adjust with your new neighbors. You have to adjust with your way of life. Because of these adjustments, why not try new routines, instead of insisting on the old routines you used to have.

We all know it is not easy to adjust after leaving behind the place you consider your home. When you move, everything seems unfamiliar. You would realize, it would be nice to return to the place you have settled before. It is not comfortable and easy but you have to so that you can move on.

Fast Food and Healthy Can Go Together

“Fast food” and “healthy” are two words that often do not match. Many people and experts would often say fast food can never be healthy. It is greasy, salty and full of nothing but preservatives and processed food. Well, this is true if we are considering the popular fast food restaurants like McDonalds, Wendy’s, KFC, Arby’s, Taco Bell and many others. However, even though it is a known and accepted fact, it is not the entire truth.

You know, there’s such thing as healthy fast food delivery Chicago. It’s just it is not as prevalent or well known as the usual fast food choices we have. After all, most people prefer the greasy and salty kind of fast food. There are plenty of restaurants in the country that prioritizes or considers the nutritional value of their food. Some would also offer healthier choices for those who are looking for healthier options. And since they are still fast food restaurants, they are still convenient and quick.

Now, this makes most people curious as to what are these healthy fast food options. Well, most of the time healthy fast food are either salads or sandwiches that use fresh and all natural ingredients that are prepared beforehand. There are also some restaurants that eliminate excess grease and salt from their dishes. There are also fast food places that offer vegan, low fat or low calorie options for those who wants to eat healthily.

Now, many fast food chains in the country have seen how important it is to offer healthier options. This is because more and more people are becoming more and more health conscious. In order to cater to these kind of people these restaurant chains are coming up with various healthy food ideas. There are even restaurants that are adapting a healthy stance by not only offering healthy meals but also adapting healthy food preparation practices like using healthier oil for frying and using fresh and healthier ingredients.

Although healthy fast food is far from being accepted today, a time would come where healthy fast food would become a normal and widely accepted dining choice.

If I were to move…

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If I were to move to a new house, I want it large. Well, not as large as a mansion or palace. I don’t have the financial ability to live grandly so I’d rather opt for something that I could afford and a house that is just perfect for us.

Also I want a design that I consider ideal for the weather. I want it to have a spacy interior and warm atmosphere. If possible I want it to be made of bricks for a more classical appeal. And since bricks can come in various colors today, I want it to be green or any shade of it. Also, I want large windows and several of them. I don’t know about architectural trends nowadays, but it seemed like windows are getting fewer and smaller. Making homes interiors dim and rely more on AC systems. This won’t definitely do since utilities are very expensive these days.

I also prefer if the house has tiled roofing. Galvanized iron roofing would only increase the temperature inside the house during the hot days. I’ve experienced living in a cheap apartment before and it was like an oven because of the poor choice of roofing it has. If possible, the distance between the ceiling and the floor should be high. You see, the further the distance between the floor and the ceiling, the better would be the ventilation.

If I were to look for another house, no realtor would dictate me with what I want. I will decide everything. The realtor would just help me find a good house and make the deal favorable for me. And once I found that house, I would definitely get mover so that I can move in to my new house.

The Truth I Once Learned About ACs

When I was a kid, there were only 2 kinds of air conditioners that I know – the window type, which I often called box aircon back in the days and the tower AC, which I used to call refrigerator sized aircon because it looks like a refrigerator. I was so blind and ignorant that I thought malls and buildings have several box and refrigerator type air conditioners in place just to make sure the place is cool and comfortable. However, I never found a single one running. The only box and refrigerator type ACs I could see were the ones put on sale. These malls may surely have done a great job in hiding them where I couldn’t see them.

But that was just the musings of a kid.

It took me several years before I was able to realize the truth about the ACs at the malls. And it was also the same time I was able to learn the truth… the truth that there are different kinds of ACs aside from the boxes and refrigerators. I learned this from my friend’s father who works as an AC technician. He taught me various facts about air conditioning units and corrected my wrong misconceptions about them. I learned about split ACs, cassette ACs, cube ACs and industrial AC systems, which happens to be the AC systems used by malls.

I also learned various things about ACs like they need to be maintained and cleaned regularly as well as how to do simple maintenance but I don’t think I can remember that much today. In fact, now that I think of it, I don’t know how to maintain our AC. I would often call Eco Pro AC and let them handle the maintenance instead.

Anyways, I am really glad I was able to learn the fact about ACs. You see, I really hate being ignorant because ignorance leads to making a fool of yourself. I don’t want to be humiliated in public just because I don’t know how malls get their cooling.

How Christmas Caroling Came to Be

You know, nothing beats a good Christmas carol, well maybe except for a good Christmas gift. Christmas have really gone a long way, ever since the first carols were sung. Actually, the carols we sing today during Christmas season all began with pagan rituals our ancestors had before. In the past, when Christmas celebration was never heard or mentioned, our ancestors celebrate various pagan rituals during the winter solstice and during these rituals there would be a lot of singing and merriment. When Christianity came and wiped out paganism in the face of the planet, the pagan rituals was replaced with Christmas celebration. Eventually, everything related to pagan celebrations was either erased or assimilated just like having carols.

It isn’t a bad thing. If caroling wasn’t assimilated by Christianity then we wouldn’t hear our favorite Christmas songs and carols.

 

Creativity in Marketing

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“If it doesn’t sell, it isn’t creative.”

Originally quoted by David Mackenzie Ogilvy, an advertising executive who was widely known as “The Father of Advertising”, this is a quote or saying that I believe every businessman should live by.

Ok, if they cannot live by it, then they should at least pay heed to it. After all, David Mackenzie Ogilvy was a very successful businessman and he had made a lot of products well known and businesses succeed during his time. In fact, he was also considered as the most sought after wizard in the advertising industry.

Ogilvy’s advertising philosophy follows 4 principles.

1. BIG IDEA! Businessmen or a marketing professional must have Creative Brilliance!

2. RESEARCH! RESEARCH! RESEARCH! He believes the importance of research in advertising. Even now, research is an important aspect in marketing your business so that you can understand what your target audiences want.

3. GET ACTUAL RESULTS. In the business world, being a creative thinker is useless if you cannot sell it. In the end, results is all that matter.

4. PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLINE. Self-explanatory. Nuff’ said.

A lot of successful businessmen and marketers follow these 4 principles (even if they don’t know about David Mackenzie Ogilvy and his advertising philosophy). However, there are still many businessmen who aren’t creative enough and are very inferior when it comes to advertising. They cannot do anything good and all their efforts are wasted.

Fortunately, they can always get a consultant. Marketing consultants can do a lot of thing like manage online reviews, SEO, social media and many more.

Better Safe Than Sorry – Have Your Homes Inspected

Just because you don’t actually see termites or termite mounds inside your house doesn’t mean your house is termite free. Termites might be there, hidden under the floor, beneath the walls, under the foundation of your house or under your cupboard. And when the time comes that you finally notice the termites, it might be too late for you.

A lot of people experience this thing, finally noticing the termites when everything is too late already. Their walls have collapsed. Their ceilings have fallen. Their furniture is forever damaged. Their homes are nearly demolished. They have lost the things that matter to them and they have fallen to despair and ruin.

Because it is too late for them to notice the termites, they end up having to spend thousands of dollars just to fix the damages, which is really a sad thing. The money they have used on the repairs may have been used on other things that matters more like paying the mortgage, paying bill and debts, sending the kids to school, investing in a new car or going on a family trip.

In order to save your money for things that may matter to you and your family, you have to prevent this from happening. You need to have your house inspected even if you believe there’s no termite infestation. I know this may cost you a bit of fortune but it is better safe than sorry. At least the bills you have to pay for inspection would not be as costly as the possible expenses you have to pay once the termites have consumed your home.

With the help of termite control Temecula you would also be given a peace of mind. Why? Because in case there are indeed termites nesting in your house, at least they would be there to help you come up with the right solution for them.

Why We Hate Roaches

We always have this weird hate to cockroaches. We hate it so much that we employ various ways just to eradicate them. In fact, most people would kill a cockroach without a second thought! In the midst of our battle against cockroaches, we have to understand why most people hate cockroaches?

We hate cockroaches because these little red, brown and black critters are incredibly gross and terrifying. Yes, cockroaches are 6-legged terrors, especially when they fly. Furthermore, they are harbinger of sicknesses. They bring bacteria that can cause leprosy, dysentery, diarrhea, infections, inflammations, gastroenteritis, typhoid and more. Furthermore, cockroaches have been found to acquire and carry certain various including hepatitis virus. Worst of all, cockroaches prefer to live in our kitchens.

Why would cockroaches insist on living beside us? Well, there’s a long history between cockroaches and our early ancestors. Roaches have always lived, adapted and evolved alongside large mammals (early humans included) and have gained continuous access to various food source like food scraps, mildew, mold as well as eggs of other mammalian parasites like fleas, ticks, lice and bed bugs. While most mammals aren’t bothered of having these bugs as neighbors, we humans have grown to dislike these bugs as centuries go by.

We hate cockroaches because they are filthy. They are filthy because they live on dark, damp and moldy places. They live in the sewers. They live beneath decomposing things. They live in trash heaps. They leave on human and animal waste. They live on anything that is filthy. Although research shows cockroaches would often groom to get rid of contaminants, the fact that they step on anything filthy would still make us squirm when we see a roach scuttling over our sandwich.

So how would we get rid of this filthy bus? Well, my solution for this is Pest Control. It would be the best way to remove these hated creatures out of my home.