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Monday, April 30, 2012

Remembering My Music

My friend Erica brought the biggest influence of my guitar interest , this was way back in college when I first got a hold of her palomino guitar. It sounded real beautiful to my ears and the way the strum the guitar was just impressive. She taught me few notes so I can play one of my favorite song, and just that, I got hooked! Funny how one simple start can bloom into some kind of interest and since then got me a new guitar set. I may not be the best guitar player but I love playing my guitar. I hope someday I get to pass it on to someone , a friend or perhaps a family member. It don't really take much to learn to play guitar, it just needs your heart put into it and follow the beat. Next thing you know is you are playing music and it is more fun playing it with other friends who can teach you and give you ideas. Read More......

Budgeting the Time You Don't Have

I have been real busy at work lately, I finally took the offer from different agency , so now I have more clients. I have gotten less and less clients to see in the last few months. Until two weeks ago, I was not able to pass out the offer. So, lately I have been working double job and working extra time. I still do not want to let go of blogging, I enjoy doing this. It is my way to express what I think and share my opinion. But of course sometime I just getting slow about posting, even my household chores has been left out, some of my Christmas lights still need to be taken down to storage, and now the Easter table decorations needs to be put away. I just can seem to find extra time to do things specially now even after work, I still do my home renovation at night. I am just surprised I get enough energy to get up in the morning and go back to work. My clients inspires me, and I know what I am doing now will someday benefit my future resident at my own home care. Read More......

Sunday, April 29, 2012

A Mute System, Mute the Device Not the Music

My girlfriend got an email from her niece back in Hong Kong last week and she was real excited to her from her. It's almost two years now since my girlfriend left Hong Kong. I can remember back when Cel would practice playing saxophone in the background while I talk to my girlfriend on phone. Cel just started playing saxophone at that time so I don't exactly hear rights notes or sometimes not knowing what music she was playing if you ever call it music or noise at that time. I am no expert on saxophones but I can't really tell the difference between practice type saxophones over P. Mauriat Pro Jazz Saxophones by looks but I am sure once I listen to it playing side by side, then I would know the difference. There been few times I would rather hang up because the sound on background was louder and I can't hear my girlfriend's voice clear enough. Now if Cel probably used one of these E-Sax practice mute system, I can imagine how many people, not to mention neighbors would appreciate this. I have to be honest, I did not even know there was such thing but thinking of the benefit it would be to eliminate the loud noise while practicing. So, with E-sax practice mute system in place, you can even practice at night and not to worry about waking up your neighbors or hearing complains or be told to hush it. I do understand that practice makes perfect but sometimes when it is just too loud, I can't blame neighbors to complain. Besides, saxophones are real loud so this item would really be nice to have then you can practice without reserve. I believe the neat part is there are some plugs so you can record or play along with CD. I think this is real neat to have even for professional player. What really got me was to see Cel's video link playing one of Kenny G's music, and what a difference! She really played well. My girlfriend is real proud of Cel, looking back when she helped Cel when Cel feel disappointed during practice. One thing though, Cel turned out to be a great musician. I am happy for her. Read More......

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Chit ChaT Turned Informative

So my friend now been hospitalized for weeks and being a single mom, she had a hard time making ends meet, from utility bills to car insurance and all. After visiting her last weekend, she was more worried now how can she make it after recovering and how she pays the bills. She had insurance which is a relief and I tried to keep her mind set positively by mentioning other benefit she qualifies. She said if worse comes worse, she had thought of checking title loans Michigan which she heard from her co worker. I thought that was a great option even for myself too. I never thought of that but it is a good idea. I am going to read more about it and maybe next time I can call her and talk more about it. I know how hard it is nowadays to qualify for anything, but I know my friend will be okay. I can't wait to her from her next week, she is expecting to get out of the hospital by then. Read More......

Weekend Visit with Friend

Last weekend I visited a friend who just got out of hospital after a car accident. The news was shocking and spread out to our group of friends. It is hard to wait not knowing her actual condition or how bad the accident was when I first heard it. So, it was a relief to finally see her and talk to her. Lots of questions answered and all the wondering finally cleared. She is recovering real well, I stayed for about an hour and stayed when they served her lunch. I noticed how hard it is for her to get out of her bed so that overbed table really helpful. She can still feed herself but the moving around and getting up is still painful and lots of sore spots. Her body is covered with bruises and scratches, I can understand why she would rather stay in bed and not want to me moved much. I missed her company, I am just glad she survived that accident and thank God for watching her. Read More......

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Good Posture Saves Your Back

I've worked and assisted patients at their homes during transfers and therapies where I need to sometimes give exercises to patients who have problem with balance or recovering from surgery. I try to maintain good body mechanics to save my back and having to avoid getting Spine surgery Houston which would mean keeping me off work and maybe away for awhile. I am very active person and I would not want to be confine so as much as possible, I would do my best to save my back and stay away from invasive procedures. I am not really scared of doctors or hospitals, I just want to avoid it as much as I can possible. It is so amazing how a proper posture and good body mechanics saves your back and keep you stay healthy. For more than twelve years now of bending over, lifting and assisting patients , I could say I am still doing well. Read More......

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Cell Phones To Help Time Management

I am not the best person when it comes to managing time although I have managed few solutions to help me out of chaos. With busy schedule mixing family time, house chores, work and not to mention now I am working for 2 agencies and maintaining two private clients, I could say that if without time management, I could easily miss appointments or schedules. I even have to send a belated mothers day gifts due to forgetfulness. One of the few things I love about my cell phone is the calendar. Without this cell phone app, I would be full of sticky notes and alarms. Most people have cell phones now and the fact that is is light and easy to put in pocket or purse makes it ideal tool as I carry my phone anywhere I go. The ability to give you several alerts even far advance and few minutes away is perfect for me who used to constantly forget appointments. This is just few of the things I love about my cell phone. Read More......