Tuesday, June 30, 2009

What I Want To Do When I Retire Someday

One of my dreams is owning a row of apartment units which will give me continuous income especially when I retire. I love the thought of enjoying the fruits of my labor and almost everyone loves passive income, right? But owning properties like apartments comes with a price. To satisfy the tenants, I know I would have to take care of the property well enough. And to have a peace of mind, I know I should scrutinize the tenants well and know more about their employment and criminal history before I accept them and let them live in my property. I think I will need the help of a Real Property Management company like RPM Midwest which offers leasing, collection and other management services for their clients' properties. I can enjoy the benefits of being the owner without worrying too much about the cost. But for now, one thing is sure: I am only dreaming! But seriously, when that time comes, I would enjoy being a landlady and make sure that my tenants get the best value for their money!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I Honestly Need A Good Web Hosting Provider!

One of the projects I’m doing right now is the website design of a medical insurance company. It took me longer than usual to finish this project because the client is just too meticulous and so quality conscious. But that’s fine with me. Anything that would make the client happy, I would do. After all, they pay me well and on time.

But I really have one big problem. Because I don’t have my own domain, I only email the screen shots of the pages that I design. Or I deliver the files saved on CD or USB flash drives. It’s so tasking and very time consuming on both parties! I am thinking of getting my own domain and designate my design site to it. I think I should get the help of a good web hosting site. I'm grateful that Web Hosting Geeks provides reviews and ratings of web hosting providers. It lets you compare which provider offers the best deals. For someone not so tech-savvy, Web Hosting Geeks is a great help! In fact, I just might refer this site to my client who’s deciding between managed hosting and the in-house infrastructure. For the meantime, getting my own domain is a top priority.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Father's Day at Le Soufflé

I've mentioned before that I look forward to dining at Le Soufflé. I really wanted to taste a soufflé dessert because I haven't eaten one before! I also want Gabby and Sunday to experience eating at a fine dining restaurant more frequently than Fred and I did. But with our financial status at the moment, I don't think we can fine dine again in months! :)
Why is it that when we go to a certain place for the first time, it is always empty? This is Le Souffle in Rockwell, Makati.
Being the only customers at the time,
my Creamy Mushroom Spaghetti was served hot and fast.

Sunday poses before eating her Blueberry Cheesecake.
Gabby liked the Bolognaise Spaghetti but
the Mango Shake is his favorite.
The reason for the celebration--the father in the house--enjoys his food.

Though I wasn't able to taste the soufflé desserts because they weren't offered at that time, I still cherish this experience because we really enjoyed dining there. I know we can always come back anytime for the soufflé, when the finances permit again! :)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Mommy Moments: That's My Dad!

mommy moments
Today’s Mom Moments Theme is That's My Dad!

Meet my senior and junior executives! My husband and his son are so close to each other! They're both funny and very witty. And they look alike. Many people tell us that Gabby is an improvement of his Dad. We believe so, too.

Happy Father's Day to all the daddies out there! :)

More posts about Father's Day here!
Thanks to Shabby Princess for the digiscrap elements.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Market Communications For Your Business

One of my clients is someone who once dreamt of having her own medical insurance company. Having been in the industry for over ten years, she thought now is the time to have one. When most entrepreneurs would rather keep their money and wait for a better time, she’d rather take the risks and invest in this business.

The last time I visited her at her office, I saw communications gadgets and equipments for receiving calls and voice recording which I knew later would be for her call center department. And it dawned on me: medical insurance companies should have their in-house call center for efficient and round-the-clock customer service.

I was amazed at how she has planned her communications and call center department so well! She’s really into details and her choice of equipments is exemplary. She once told me that when one has a service-related business, high performance level equipments, high speed data solutions and applications should be thought of. Did she ask the help of a reliable telecommunications provider like Market Communications? I really think so. For if not, she ought to try tapping this company's services. It offers diverse solutions options and a wide variety of voice platforms and networks that caters to different business needs.

Having worked for a communications department of a company before, I know how important having reliable communications equipment and solutions is. It's good to know my client knows that well enough, too.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Scents and Sensibilities

Last week, my former superior and officemates called to inform me that they need help in the Art Section of the company’s Sales and Marketing Department. They asked if I am interested to work for the company again. I must admit I got excited. I worked and went to the office for almost more than half of my adult life. The idea of dressing up for work and dealing with different people now comes to mind. And one of the things that I love to do when I was still working is dabbing my favorite perfume, Romance by Ralph Lauren. I first smelled its scent when my hubby gave me a bottle when he came from a Hong Kong trip sponsored by their company. I fell in love with its very feminine Scent!

Anyway, I’m not sure if I’ll go back to working again. But if I have to, sporting that scent will surely be expected. :)