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Common reasons that lead to people moving out of their houses into new homes

moving-house-2People often find the need to move to a different house or to change their residence. This could be due to many factors. One of the main reasons that makes people move from a home they love and move into the unknown is reasons related to work commitments.

In life, our places of work are very important. Often the place of work tends to dictate where we will live. This is because the place of work is a place that we frequent. Many people report to work five days in a week while others report six days in a week. Due to the frequency that we go to our work places, it is important that we live nearby so as to make it convenient in terms of saving time and saving travel costs.

Often people moving house do so in a bid to get closer to their place of work. It could be a first timer moving from their parents’ home or it could be someone whose place of work has changed. The place of work might change due to transfers or change of employee.

In such cases, proximity to the place of work is usually one of the top most priorities. In such a case individuals might settle for residences that are not up to their liking but they compromise due to the advantage of being near their work place. Such people might even opt to rent small rooms such as common rooms where they might even have to share the rooms with other people; this is especially the case with single young people who are moving from their parents’ home and starting on their first job.

Another reason that causes people to move from their current dwelling places to new abodes is the need for bigger houses. This often happens when the family grows and it becomes unsuitable to continue living in the current house. For example, a man living in a cramped studio apartment may find it necessary to move into a larger one bedroomed house if he gets married.

Another common instance that makes people move to a larger house is when a family grows. A couple living in a one bedroomed house might need to move to a larger house when they have kids. The kids will need additional room and the couple might also need to have extra room for a nanny. In such a case, the size of the house is the top most priority when moving house.

Another reason that might make people to move out of their house is an unpleasant environment and the need to live in a more pleasant environment. An environment might be unsuitable for inhabitants of a home due to negativities such as noise or other kinds of pollution. In such a case people might want to move to a friendlier environment.

Other environmental factors that might necessitate people to move from their homes are things such as security issues within the area, vices such as drugs, and immoral people around the vicinity.

Coming to Singapore and the challenges of acquiring a suitable house to live in

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Many people love coming to Singapore to enjoy the many positives that the city state has to offer. The Island is a haven of peace and tranquility with many communities living together. Vices that are common in other parts of the world are very rare in Singapore. Businessmen have a wonderful environment to launch their businesses in Singapore with a high probability of them eventually enjoying success.

Students flock into Singapore to enjoy the quality education provided in the numerous education institutions. People also come to look for employment opportunities in Singapore with high hopes of getting a job due to the numerous industries that provide earning opportunities. Visitors also flock into the state to enjoy the numerous attractions afforded by the island state.

For any person coming into the country, it is important that they consider where they are going to be lodging or where they are going to be living. Singapore is a small island but it has a very dense population. Due to this imbalance, there is a huge demand for living space. The few available residential units are also quite expensive.

Singapore has a government initiated housing unit known as the Housing Development Board. This is a board that is tasked with providing proper housing for all Singaporeans. The board not only provides proper houses but it provides houses that can be afforded by even the low income earners in the country.

For visitors, it is however not very easy to get a HDB house to rent or to buy. This is because these units are meant specifically for the natives and not foreigners. There are however some stringent protocols that one can follow before the authorities can allow a foreigner to rent a HDB housing unit.

One can however live in a HDB house by living in a room that has been sub-let. Many Singaporeans look for ways of making any extra dollar especially given the expensive nature of life in the island. Individuals who have free or extra rooms in their homes opt to rent them out and earn some money from them. These rooms are much cheaper as compared to renting a HDB unit all to yourself.

It is often convenient to hire the smaller room since many times the extra room afforded by a whole HDB unit is unnecessary. One might as well save the extra money by living in a smaller room that still serves the purpose.

For a person who is not very familiar with Singapore, getting a room such as a master room or a common room for rent can also be an added advantage in terms of familiarizing with the customs and ways of people in Singapore. By living with a native, one can be able to get a firsthand experience in observing life for Singaporeans.

Getting a room to rent in Singapore can be tough especially for foreigners. One can however opt to use house agents to help locate a suitable room to rent. Despite the extra cost incurred in hiring house agents, one is able to save time and it is easier to get exactly what one wants.

Singapore’s triumph over their housing problems through the Housing Development Board

housing-development-boardSingapore is a beautiful island city that is endowed with many awesome attractions that would make anyone want to live in this urban city. Singapore is a very well managed city with the Singapore governments often winning accolades for great performance. Singapore is a place where one can for example enjoy great green environments, good infrastructure, good business environment and good housing.

Housing is one of the greatest coups that the Singaporean government has been able to manage. Faced with the enormous task of housing millions of people in a small area at cheap costs remains a great feat envied by many countries around the world.

Singapore has a large ever growing population but it is a small land. In the past, due to the high cost of housing as provided by the private sector, slums were rapidly coming up in the island. To stop this trend, the government decided taking up the responsibility of providing affordable quality houses for the low income earners. The government formed the Housing Development Board to drive this initiative.

The HDB has effectively tackled this problem by building enormous high rises that are packed to accommodate very many housing units. One HDB flat can house hundreds of people. The HDB flats are not only affordable but they are well built to provide all the necessary amenities required in a residential housing structure. This includes things like consistent piped water, electric power, proper sewerage, good ventilation, and sufficient living room.

At first the housing schemes were designed for the low earning population. These new houses were not to be availed to the upper class who could take the opportunity to have a cheap residence. At first also, the people were only allowed to rent the units.

With time the HDB found the need to build units that could be used by people in the middle and upper class. These units were built with more advanced and more luxurious amenities. They were also more expensive. The HDB also came up with policies that allowed the people renting the units to be able to buy the units they were currently renting. The rules formulated by the HDB basically stated that one could buy a house after having lived in it under rental terms for a given amount of time.

HDB houses in Singapore are strictly developed for Singaporeans. Foreigners or people who are not citizens of Singapore are generally not allowed to own HDB flat units. Foreigners such as students, expatriates, and tourists can however still manage to rent a HDB unit after following some of the set regulations and getting permission from the authorities.

Despite the great cost relief provided by the HDB apartments, life is still hard and money is hard to come by. As such, many people living in the HDB apartments opt to let out some of the rooms in their houses. This is a way of earning an extra buck to help settle the rent or to meet other needs.

Looking at the complex systems in the human body… focus on supplementary health products

supplementary health productsThe human body is one complex conglomeration of systems that work together for a common good. Some of the main systems that make up the human body include the muscle and skeleton system, the integumentary system – which includes, skin, hair and exocrine glands, the digestive system, the respiratory system, the lymphatic system, the cardiovascular system, the nervous system, and the reproductive system. All these systems have specific functions which are crucial for the wellbeing of the human being.

When all these systems are functioning properly and have no abnormality, we say that the person is fine or okay, however when any of these systems has a problem, many times the individual will suffer from adverse effects that well make them unwell.

When this happens, the individual is said to be sick. Sicknesses can be treated through medication or the body can fight off the disease using the inbuilt immune system.  There are however conditions where the individual’s systems have abnormal conditions that are unrelenting and are not easily treated. These are many times referred to as chronic diseases.

Health complications are many times caused by lack of the proper nutrients needed by the individual systems to function. For example, for one to have good hair, the body needs a good supply of biotin and other specific vitamins. Without these nutrients, an individual will not have healthy hair. The hair might start having problems such as the hair breaking off easily, not growing at the right rate, and having a dull look.

When trying to treat a sickness or condition, one needs to know the specific nutrients needed for the specific conditions that the patient is suffering from. For example, a person who is suffering from low immunity will need to be given foods such as fruits and vegetables which are rich in numerous types of vitamins. Vitamins are important in building up the lymphatic system which contributes greatly to the immunity of the body.

There are prescription supplementary vitamins that one can be able to get if they discover a lack of particular nutrients in the body. This is especially in the case for vitamins or nutrients which are rare or whose source is difficult to find. For example, one might opt to buy the vitamins necessary for memory loss and loss of mental focus instead of going around searching for herbs and roots that have these vitamins.

Buying prescription supplementary products is advantageous because it saves the individual the time that would be spent searching for the nutrient sources. Many times these sources are not locally available. Again, the raw sources might not have the nutrients in the right amounts that are required by the individual.

Prescribed supplementary nutrients are usually packaged in an easy to store, and easy to take form. Many are in the form of capsules, powder, liquid, or pills. Getting the raw product might require one to go through cumbersome processes such as grinding, slicing, cooking, or squeezing. Storage might also be a big challenge with many of these products easily going bad with poor storage.

Switching from a solitary workaholic to getting married and starting a family

Our little family's perfect!

I am a very busy person and my job for a long time took up all of my time and threatened to completely ruin my social life. I was missing out on all the normal things that the everyday woman enjoys in her life. Being fully engrossed in my work, I could not have time to go out and enjoy evenings with my girlfriends, I could not have time to visit my family, and I did not have enough “me” time.

I decided to make a turnaround in my life and allow myself to also enjoy other aspects of life. I made up my mind to observe strict working hours that allowed me some time in the evenings and over the weekends to go out and engage in other social activities.

At first, this was quite difficult since as you can imagine I had become rusty in social life skills. I did not have any friends too. Most of my friends had drifted off and found other friends. Many people who I had been associating with were workmates and colleagues whom I met through work.

My situation was saved when I met my would-be husband.

One evening after work, as per my new resolution, I was determinedly sitting out an hour in a fancy restaurant in town. I was having a cool fruit juice as I watched a fashion show on the widescreen television set in the salon. Beside me was a good looking gentleman who was having a margarita. He also seemed to be watching the show.

I assumed that he was waiting for a date and so I paid him no mind. Just as I was about to wake up and leave, he casually asked me something about the show, I cannot remembered what the question was but somehow this started a conversation that lasted several hours. By the end of that night we knew we were meant for each other.

A few months later we got married. A few months after that I was pregnant.

By the time I was getting pregnant, things were moving very fast for me. My husband had literally turned my life upside down and I was living a fairy dream. Things were all so beautiful. The discovery of my pregnancy made it even more so.

Before my husband came to my life I had almost lost all hope of ever having a family.

As such, I was quite determined to make my pregnancy as successful as possible. I loved my unborn child so much that I wanted to give it the very best of life from the time I discovered the conception.

I was keen to take all the prescribed pre-natal vitamins that my doctor prescribed. I was also very keen on observing a healthy diet – a diet that would provide the very best nourishment for my growing unborn child and also nourishment that would make me strong to support it.

To make myself physically strong, I had to do some physical exercises. During the early months of my pregnancy I used the home rowing machine which my husband used to work out, later I switched to taking walks around the neighborhood.

Reminiscing my younger days growing up enjoying water recreational activities

water recreational activities 1I grew up close to a huge river. The river was a major part of the community. The river provided the people with lots of fish all year round and it was a main conduit for ships and boats which brought commodities from upriver and down river. The river was the easiest and cheapest way of getting to the city which was a few miles via the river but many miles if one went by road. This is because one had to go round a steep rocky hill that stood between us and the city.

The river was not only a hub for economic activities. It was also a center for recreational activities. As little kids, we often went swimming in places where the river spread out and the waters close to the banks were slow enough to swim in. We had a favorite spot where the river curved outwards and created a deep pool. Here the river bank had a steep rock from which we would jump from and dive deep into the waters of the river.

When we were older, our fascination turned from swimming and diving to sailing on the river. We would sail in canoes and take trips to the nearby towns where we would go flirting with girls in the neighboring areas.

Rowing competitions were a major feature on the rivers and this was a great favorite for me. There was an annual rowing competition that was arranged in the region and it was a greatly anticipated time. This was a time that brought together many communities that lived along the river. It was also a time when young men could become stars in the community.

I was in a team alongside three other boys whom we had grown up together. One of the boys had a father who had given him a canoe which we used to train and for our girl foraging escapades. We did a lot of training and come the annual festivals we always performed quite well. We participated in a total of five competitions from when I was about sixteen. The best position we were able to attain in the competitions was coming in seventh.

As an adult, having moved away from my ancestral home and settling in a new country, I greatly miss my sailing adventures. To make up, I usually go for kayaking trips in a nearby kayaking resort. I also have a home rowing machine in my house. The rowing machine gives a perfect simulation of the real rowing experience.

The rowing machine in my home works by using water resistance and I love the sound it makes since it provides a realistic feel that rolls back the years and helps me remember my younger days rowing with my mates.

The indoor rowing machine is not only fun but I have found it to be an excellent appliance for working out. Using the indoor rowing machine every now and then has helped me maintain great physical shape. Unlike other men my age, I do not have any weight management problems.

The steady development of music from ancient times to the modern day

The steady development of music from ancient times to the modern day

Music is a very important aspect of everyday life. Music provides a great channel for people to relax and escape the harsh realities of life. Music is a great mode for communication too. Music is a universally accepted entity that brings together people of different races, religions, languages, and beliefs. Music knows no boundaries.

Music has not always been the same way we perceive it. Music has grown continuously changing its form and taking up new shape and nature. In the ancient times, music was simple. Music was mostly in nature, the tap-tap of rain on a hard surface, the singing of birds, the sounds of different animals, the sound of howling wind, the sound of hooves drumming on the ground, the sound of walking feet and any other sounds that could be heard in the natural.

Man formed the first pieces of music by mimicking this sounds of nature. This was by the use of his voice or by using instruments. This was the beginning of the creation of music and the beginning of musical instruments. Man may have started by drumming against hard surfaces to copy the staccato sounds of rain or the sound of hooves. Mimicking the sounds of wild animals and the sounds of birds could have been the beginning of singing as we know it.

As time went on, man, thanks to his superior abilities for invention, continued to develop music. There was a rapid development in the singing capabilities once man understood his voice’s capacity and realized that he could use his voice to make melodious sounds. Later man realized that he could mix the melodious sounds with some words from the language that he was still developing. This was the beginning of song.

As music in the form of song was developing, man was also finding more ingenious ways of making musical instruments. Man went a step more from percussion instruments when he discovered the wonders of wind when blown through hollows. This was the beginning of wind instruments. Stringed musical instruments were also developed using taut vines and thin taut strips of hide.

Music was also incorporated in communication. This can be seen in the example where musical instruments such as the trumpets were used to communicate in war.

Songs were also made with special messages to be used in special instances. Songs were used to teach and to tell stories that passed information from one generation to another.

With time, as music continued to develop and musical instruments also got better, music increasingly became a form of entertainment. This drove the development of music to being focused more on quality. Man’s desire became to produce the best musical sounds that were pleasing to the ear.

This brought about the introduction of choirs, operas, and singing groups. It also led to the introduction of music schools which trained individuals on singing and playing musical instruments. Craftsmen also became more devoted towards producing quality musical instruments.

With the advancement of technology today, man has been able to take music to another whole new level. The discovery of sound amplification was especially quite monumental in the development of musical appliances and the manipulation of musical sounds.

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How I got tasked to shop for music appliances, something I know nothing about

How I got tasked to shop for music appliances, something I know nothing about

Shopping for stuff can be a lot of fun. This is especially if you are shopping for things that you like. Visiting the different shops and sampling the different commodities on offer can be a lot of fun. Finding new items that you have not seen and finding the differences between related items is also quite entertaining.

Shopping can however become a dreary exercise if you are tasked with shopping for stuff that you are not well acquainted with. It would be especially tough if you are told to shop for items that you know nothing about. This happened to me when I was tasked with shopping for musical instruments.

I am part of a Christian youth group in my hometown. We are involved in many communal activities that are aimed at promoting the wellness of the youth in the community while at the same time helping the community. Many times, we engage in voluntary services such as cleaning, helping in conservation campaigns, helping the less fortunate such as the homeless, trainings, and many other activities.

Our group decided that we needed to buy some better music equipment for the group’s musical department. We had a vibrant music group and they often performed in churches and in special events. Our equipment was however not of the best quality and some of the items were faulty. The request for better equipment had been going on for some time and finally there were enough funds to buy the new equipment.

Unfortunately, when the decision was being passed to get the new musical appliances I was not present. I was travelling on some work assignment and I was not available on that weekend. When I received the call about the meeting, and was updated about the decision to buy the instruments I was quite excited but the timing was quite against me.

Being the club’s treasurer, I was a prominent absentee. I felt very bad about not being able to attend the meeting. I told the members to continue with the meeting and assign me the necessary duties which I would handle when I got back in a day or two. Little did I know what I was getting myself into!

When I got back, I found that I had been assigned the duty of shopping for the equipment. I had thought that my duty would have been to simply check the affordability of the instruments and maybe some book keeping tasks! I had not figured that I would be selected to do the actual shopping!

Obviously the other members assumed that I was conversant with musical appliances, well I was not. Looking at the long list of items that I was supposed to shop for, the only familiar name on the list was Yamaha. At least I had an idea that this was a keyboard although I did not understand the other funny words that were written against the word Yamaha.

I could not possibly decline the task that I was allocated. I had to find someone who understood more about music equipment to help me out.

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Creating extra income to manage the ever increasing cost of life

Creating extra incomeLife is not getting any easier due to the economy and high cost of living. The economy is ever in the gutter and cost of living is ever increasing. Despite working harder and harder and studying more and more to make ourselves marketable for better paying jobs, it always seems that we are living in a rat race where the vicious cycle of high costs and low pay are the order of the day.

My wife and I are both working at decent jobs but we cannot seem to make enough money to meet our goals. We are not exactly poor, thank God, but we could do better.

We have been planning to do many things but often our plans remain right where they are; on paper. We cannot seem to be able to manifest our dreams and ambitions and make them a reality thanks to that great enemy, insufficient funds.

When we got married, we had great hopes for our future and we had a pretty well planned timeline that would see us gradually rise to the heights we envisioned. Sadly there were some crucial factors that we had not considered. One was the state of the economy and taxation, and the other was kids… or rather the timing for the kids.

We had obviously planned for kids but we had somehow assumed that by the time kids came we would have moved to the bigger apartment that was first on our wish list. Our firstborn however had other ideas and he came just a year after our wedding and we had not managed to raise enough money to move to the new house. Being new parents, we had also hugely underestimated the costs that we would incur as a result of the children. Soon we were delving into our savings. Bye-bye house.

Our new born, our son, was a great addition to the family. We were so happy with his arrival that we forgot about moving to the new house. We focused on raising the boy. We started making plans for his future and started planning how to save for his education and upkeep. Then the second born came.

The birth of our daughter was the final wake up call. We had to do something. Our salaries were not enough to help us attain our dreams. We needed extra income.

One of the things that I thought of was that we could open a music store and sell music equipment. This was an idea that came easily to me because my father had a similar business. I knew with his help I could start a small store in our town where there were very few specialized music stores. My idea was that I would only specialize on guitars and I would hire someone to run the store.

I loved guitars and I had a Taylor GS mini guitar that I kept from when I was a very young boy. My father had given me the guitar when his hopes had been that I would one day take over the business. Maybe I can give him some satisfaction by opening a branch in my town.

Music made school easier and paved the way for my career

School lifeSchool life is not always an enjoyable experience for kids. Many times parents and guardians have to struggle with children who are not so eager to go to school each morning. I was one of the kids who did not like to school.

I remember that I would wonder what the fuss about school was all about. Why wouldn’t I be allowed just to sleep a little more? Did I have to wake up and go to school in such cold? Did I have to recite all those boring sentences from the teacher? Did I have to contend with the bullies each day at school?

Despite my numerous objections and reasoning, I had continued to go to school every day like clockwork.

For some kids, school becomes more manageable as days go by and eventually it becomes enjoyable for some, for me this was not happening. This was until one day when I was introduced to a new subject called music.

I remember that I fell in love with music on the very first day of that class. In our school, the music subject was introduced to kids when they were almost ten years old so I was pretty grown up and I can still remember the day.

That day the teacher came with some musical instruments and some music players. For the first session, she told us to have fun playing any of the instruments. I picked a small digital piano and I fell in love with it.

From then on I would look forward to the music lessons. Looking forward to the musical lessons gave me something to look forward to every morning going to school.

Naturally, when it came to choosing what to study in college, I chose music. By this time I was very good. I had majored in music and I was very good at playing the guitar. I had also become a great singer. Eventually I graduated from college with top honors in music.

Unfortunately, after college I did not get a job immediately as I had thought. There were simply no vacancies at all the places I had applied for a job.

Having all the free time, I had decided to keep myself busy with my skill. Since I was good at singing and playing the guitar, I decided I could be playing at small gigs at some of the recreational joints in the city. I first had to buy proper music gear. I bought an amp and a proper guitar ideal for live performance. Armed with these items I went off looking for gigs.

At first, things were rough. Being a new unheard of guy, nobody was willing to risk hiring me. To get recognition I had to start at some of the cheap joints at very low rates. Since what I needed was simply a chance to play, I gave them my all.

Soon my reputation started growing and I started being invited at some of the pricier joints. By this time I had realized that my music equipment was not of the best quality and I decided to invest in better preamps. I also bought a new guitar to usher in my new phase.

I am no longer looking for a job.