In our house, we get to stare at the light tan / yellow flat paint the bank painted on every wall.As we decide what to change the colors too, we are looking at a different part of the house for a more permanent solution.
Our kitchen countertop area is in the standard U-shape with the wall area above the countertop being the same flat paint which shows every spot of water, every spot of oil and more.The solution will be an addition of a tiled backsplash once we figure out what the paint color will be on the rest of the walls.Luckily, we can visit Mainland Tile to figure out some of our patterns and color selections to help guide the process along the way.[Read more]
I have long observed individuals and sometimes entire groups or nations make the same mistake over and over again.They attempt to define the world according to their opinions.Then they presume their opinions are fact and argue for it.The same people will then fight tooth and nail to force their view of the world on others whether it be on a personal level or through governance or the courts.All of this is done by choosing to ignore how the world really works.
Now, after I say that, I have to admit to a couple things.I mostly held that opinion, but my hubby is who strongly influenced me on it.He is about as neutral as a person can possibly be on every topic.He is not a fence sitter at all either.Opinions do not matter at all to him.Others are free to have them.He just looks at the hard provable data and which way it points.
Next admission is a bit of a mea culpa (definition: an acknowledgment of one’s fault or error) and an example of how my hubby works.[Read more]
This time of the year in the USA, it is fairly common for many individuals to overeat .
Quite simply, Thanksgiving brings with it lots of food.Christmas is pending and the chocolate and other candy abound.
When the gatherings happen for Christmas, there is often another huge meal similar to the Thanksgiving feast.But this time, you eat for most of the afternoon with many treats thrown in.Christmas cookies, bars, and everything else possible to help add the pounds greets your eyes and taste buds.
So what is a way to reduce your appetite or a good appetite suppressant?[Read more]
Most Filipinos know of the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s freeze of Manny Pacquiao’s 2.2 billion pesos in assets. The emotions run the full range with lots of it being negative towards the government’s position.
For the background of the story, I submit to you the ‘Thieves are treated better‘ article. What I will not do is get into an emotional statement on the topic. Sure, I have an opinion based on emotion but so does everyone. It will serve no purpose to share mine. However, I can share some information and points to ponder. [Read more]
Whether you have sloped sections in your yard, or rocky terrain you’d like cornered off, retaining walls offer great benefits that not only look great but help isolate areas in your yard. Retaining walls are typically made from stone and are used to keep rocks and soil in place, so they do not slide down the yard. There are many different types of retaining walls, such as cantilever walls, gravity walls, gabion meshes, soil nailing, and anchored walls. [Read more]
I am really enjoying the wisdom of the quotes my daughter is learning. Today, I will share with you yet another quote. This time it is from Dwight David Eisenhower former General during WWII and President of the United States.
“A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.”
To fully understand this quote, we must also turn to another president of the USA’s past in the form of President Alexander Hamilton. He said [Read more]
As my daughter works her way through a monthly international study project, she has had to search the web for information on the various countries she has selected to dig into. What you can find can be rather amazing.
So let me take you on a slight journey around the world. One of my daughter’s countries to research is the Maldives. Now we aren’t going to share her homework project, but we will share some side information we came across.
Did you know the Maldives has a totally underwater restaurant on Rangali Island? It is called the Ithaa Undersea Restaurant. It is 16 feet below sea level and you can probably guess you are not going to be betting a burger for $5 there. [Read more]
In a recent interview with the BBC, a particular powerful, very famous, and very rich entertainment figure made a number of disparaging comments regarding racism in the USA. She went so far as to claim generations of people living in the southern USA states need to die for racism to fade away. I will not link to that interview and give BBC or the entertainer more attention.
As an Asian in a dominantly Caucasian area in the USA, I can freely admit I’ve run into some who have made a few disparaging remarks based on their assumptions. I’ve run into what would be deemed “racism.” Did it change me, my views, or my circumstances? No, it didn’t at all. But this post isn’t about me. [Read more]