• Pregnancy
  • The thing about camera filters

    You know, the thing about Filter apps and things like that, is that they really make it easy to create an interesting image. So, I have to say, there’s nothing worse than an image that has been tastelessly edited. And that doesn’t necessarily mean any specific amount of editing– by tasteless, I’m more referring to a style of editing, or a lack of style with in someone’s editing process. For example, sometimes I see photos and images that have been egregiously other than, completely changed, but they still have something very interesting about them. I think, to understand this perspective, you need to understand that life is different than the photographic representation of life, and sometimes the way that something is actually looking in real life requires a certain amount of editing, whether it’s brightening or levels adjustment, just so the original Spirit of the subject of the photograph can come through, because no camera has been effective enough yet to always capture that essence, or no photographer is as skilled, as far as I know. So, it can be hugely edited, as long as it’s with a purpose. What bothers me, is when somebody uses a filter and it is done in a way that is completely pointless, or even works against the Integrity or quality of an image. Like, when somebody just slaps on a filter, and all you can see is the filter, that is not a very good image. Sometimes, and image requires a lot of editing and filtering, other times it doesn’t. To be honest, with a lot of images, either can probably work, as long as it is done with style, taste, and mind for consequence.

  • Lifestyle
  • The Best Decision For Your Country House

    Hello my dears!

    I recently did my own research trying to find the best Andriondack Chair for my new country house. It was such an interesting activity, so that I found out many interesting facts about this super furniture. Let me share some of them with you.

    The History of Adirondack Chair

    The style of Adirondack and the famous chair with the same name is a successful story in the world of handicrafts. The whole museum is devoted to this unique invention at the Blue Mountain Lake in the Adirondack Mountains, on the border of the USA and Canada.

    How People Use It Today?

    Over the time, the Adirondack chair was modernized. Nowadays, the seat and back have been made from the individual slats. This is a way to save money on buying wood. At the same time, the functionality of the chair became higher, for example, if it stays in the courtyard, then after the rain the water will not accumulate in it, but will flow through the cracks. In addition, the individual bars allow you to maintain a special shape, which makes it possible to produce a more comfortable back. Today, the chair is made of teak, oak, larch, mahogany, pine. Its design and some details can be different such as bar, double and rocking chair. The only thing that remains the same is the comfort,  which you feel when you sit in it.

    I bought very interesting model. The name of it is POLYWOOD South Beach Adirondack Chair. If you buy them you will be amazed with the quality, I promise you. The color can be different from that one, which you see on the picture. I just like natural colors, so that’s why I’ve chosen light brown. This gorgeous chair was made in USA with amazing, high-quality, stainless steel hardware, and it is simple to assemble. The price a bit high, but you definitely know for what you pay money. Don’t afraid to break it, because it is strong enough. Just sit and relax!

    I also purchased some decorations, such as flowers, lights, rocks and colorful papers. I wanted to make my garden more attractive together with new furniture of Adirondack style and in the end I cold managed to do so.

    I am happy to have such a wonderful design of my new house and completely satisfied by using Adirondack Chair. Try them too, and feel the comfort of relaxing atmosphere.

    What style do you use for your country house? I look forward to receiving comments from you, guys!

  • photography
  • Where to Get Eye-Catching Photos

    So, this kind of deviates from the general theme of this blog, but know that at least some of my audience are also bloggers, and a lot of you have written to me before about wanting to start a blog in the future, so I think it’s still pretty relevant and it’s what’s been on my mind these last couple of weeks.

    Basically, it’s a little pearl of wisdom that I really wanted to share with anybody that also publishes posts or articles that require images. Images are, obviously, super important. When attached to an article, it is often the image which catches people’s eye, and that first judgment will have serious consequence in whether somebody decides to read that article or not. It’s actually signs. I wish people were not so shallow, but we are, and it’s something that we can learn to accept and adapt to.

    In fact, it’s something that we must learn to accept and adapt to. That is what has made this last while comma for however long I’ve been publishing online, sort of painful. Intuitively, I’ve known the major importance of the image that is attached to its respective article. I know this from my experience, but I also know it from a theoretical and scientific perspective. So, being subjected to so many mediocre images and not being able to have control over the quality of impression I’m making on potential audience members? It has been amazingly frustrating. Magnificently annoying. Horribly horrible. To put it lightly.

    I don’t want anyone else to have to go through this, and a couple of weeks ago I found a solution that I want to share with you. I’ve tried it for a whole 2 weeks now, and I am still as excited about this little site as I was when I began. Compared to other stock photography databases, EyeEm absolutely blows them away. It’s not even a competition. I’ve never had so many great Stock Photos  at my disposal in my life.

    So, if you’re the kind of person that blogs, or is interested in blocking in future, or even just writing a single post or article, this is where you will want to go to find your image.

  • Lifestyle
  • From the Readers: Remove Cellulite and Maintain Youthful Glow

    I am starting a new section for this blog and I am naming it as “From the Readers.”

    I noticed that I have been receiving messages with questions about my beauty secrets as well as my tips on maintaining my fit body and I dawned my that I should make this one as a section. Hopefully, I can be of help to my readers as I impart some of my knowledge in beauty and travel.

    Here’s my question of the week:

    Hi! I would like to use what are the product you use for facial care and keeping in shape and how often you put them? Do you have a regimen? I would like to have some tips as I have been dealing with a lot of facial dilemmas like skin breakouts, acne, and blemishes. I am in my 20s and yet I still do not know what products I should buy or what should I put on my face in the morning or in the evening. Aside from that, I also need help in losing fat and maintaining a healthy body and removing my wrinkles and cellulite. Your help will definitely be appreciated. I have been reading your blog for quite some time now and I know you share a lot of tips for girls like me. Thankyou in advance!

    Mina

    Hi there, Mina!

    Glad that you are one of my readers. Here’s my tip:

    1. Always wash your face before sleeping at night, especially if you have make-up. A whole day with make-up not only causes pimples but it also makes ypur pores prone to the absorption of dirt.
    2. Always review the products you will buy. There are times when products advertised are not really what they are supposed to be. Research on the internet, read threads, and ask people of their suggestions before putting something in your face.

     

    1. As for being fit and healthy. Start with what you are eating. Exercise too. But if you want to lose fat quickly, I do suggest you try out ultrasonic cavitation machine which diminishes cellulite in the body. I have tried it a couple of times and it did not disappoint at all. I also did some reviews about it and have asked the helped of fellow bloggers about this product. All they say are positive feedback.
  • Lifestyle
  • Find an easy way to monitor baby’s movement

    Good morning my readers!

    I want to talk about technology today. People created lots of wonderful things, and I even didn’t know that some of them really exists!

    Well, the device I am going to talk about is called Comfort Cam. Um, it sounds interesting, isn’t it? I looked at his website, just to get a bit more information about smart monitor and fall in love!  It’s basically, reliable Wifi baby monitor, which was created for parents, who want to see their children anytime and everywhere. I mean, this camera for those crazy moms like me. When my kids play I think the storm is coming. Trust me, this is not funny and sometimes, even scary. My husband, who works for a website builder company, calls them “little monsters” It’s hard to handle what is happening around. Anyway, I needed a solution to solve this problem. Internet is full of  Wifi baby monitor, but I found Comfort Cam the most suitable for me. Additionally, the look of the camera is pretty nice.  You can monitor children with the app, which was developed specially for this camera.

    How I could find a place and install it?

    Well, that was certainly very interesting. I don’t know where people set up this kind of equipment, you know there are many variants. I thought it would be difficult, but it wasn’t. I just followed the instructions and at the end, I enjoyed the process of installation. Yes, it might be exciting! I bought four cameras in order to make the monitoring more effective.  We put cameras in every room in the corner. Then download specific app for my phone. By the way, it works on both Android and IOS platform. I really appreciate it, because I have  iPhone and my husband has Sumsung.

    Enhance my daily routine

    If I wasn’t buy these cameras, I would have free time at all. Yes, now  I can watch TV and write my blog. I can recover myself after busy days. Finally, I have a better, easier life with this wonderful invention. I’d like to say “THANK YOU” to the team of developers. You are super guys!

    Last week my friend visited and she was surprised by with the decision I implement,  and now wants to buy them too. I suggested to buy exactly Comfort Cam, because it is already tested by me. I haven’t noticed any bug; it works how it should be. I completely satisfied and can’t imagine my daily life without them. Wifi baby monitor saved my day!

     

  • Real Estate Marketing
  • How a Real Estate Marketing Professional Helped Me Achieve My Dreams

    I am a single mother to three beautiful children. My eldest, Elna, is an eight-year-old bubbly child. She loves to sing and dance and imitate me while dressing up. My second is Marcus. He is five. He loves doodling in our apartment’s wall and making weird noises. My youngest is three. She is Catelyn. I named her because of my love for the HBO series Game of Thrones. Catelyn is one of the characters in the hit series, she is the mother of the Starks children of Winterfell.
    You see, I love talking about my kids. There are times when my friends and I have coffee and I will just tell them about my kids and their latest mishaps. I love telling people who I love my kids. One day, I bumped into a stranger. At first I though she’s quite familiar. Then it hit me. She was actually a former officemate in my first job after college. I worked as an executive assistant to our boss while she was a neophyte account manager. Her name is Sharon. I invited her to come with me in the nearest coffee shop. As usual, I told her about my career path after I quit my job. After an hour long talk, we had this conversation about my failed relationship and how I dream of having my own house for my children. Right now, I am working as a manager in a retail store and the pay is quite well for my children. I found out she is currently working as a real estate marketing officer in a well-known real estate company.


    I told her that we are living in a tiny apartment, a one-drive away from my office. I have to send my kids to school two hours before so we will not all be late. As for Catelyn and Marcus, I drop them off in the nearby day care center. I fetch them right after work.
    Sharon told me I can scrap all these struggles. She offered me a real estate property just near the retail store where I work. After much pondering about her proposal, I said yes to her offer and I never looked back.
    I also transferred Elna in an exclusive school just near our store and Marcus and Catelyn are both enjoying their time in a center two blocks away. The house we know own is something we can call our home. It has a spacious kitchen (where I usually bake and make pastas) and living room where my kids can play around all they want. They too have rooms together and there is one for our house maid. We also have a nice playground and I set up a small inflatable pool for them. I also allotted a small room which shall serve as my future workstation when I decide to be a work-at-home mom. Being a manager, I get to supervise them without going their physically. I decided I will just schedule twice a week visits and all the supervision can be done at home.
    Indeed, I never regretted it. It saved me time plus I have more time for my kids.

  • tech
  • Studying Marketing and Public Relations

    I graduated with a Mass Communications degree last year. Right now, I am planning to have further studies in digital communication as we all know everything is going digital already.

    Take for example magazines and newspapers which has already decreased their number of print publications so they can make way for the digital world. There are also some services which can now be done through websites or apps, which for me are way lot easier, more convenient, and even cost effective.

    For my masters degree, I am thinking of taking a course that is related to marketing and public relations n the digital world. I know, this shall involve media production, online magazine publishing and reporting, and even app development and app marketing and public relations.

    According to an article I read and from the advise of a known Vancouver realtor, marketing and public  relations are two different types. Sometimes, I mistook them as one which is not true. For marketing, it means that you are selling the product directly to your customers through a series of nicely executed strategies and programs.

    It involves the direct customers and clients who are interested in the service or product. As for public relations, it involves forming nice camaraderie and rapport with stakeholders and media people.

    These are the things I am mostly interested too since I graduated because I have been immersed to business industries  so I am more than excited to learn more when I get back to school!

     

  • Lifestyle
  • A Watch for My Husband

    So, it was just my husband’s birthday. I always think that his birthday is going to be so easy, when it comes to planning and shopping, but then I end up being so surprised by how difficult and stressful it is. I guess when you really love someone and really care about them and really want their special day to be as special as it can be, it’s bound to be quite stressful. Or maybe I’m just the kind of person to get stressed out of those things. Anyway, every year I always buy him something like a barbecue, cooler, some kind of tent or camping chair, or something that I can find for him online. The only problem with this is the fact that I don’t know anything about these products, so I depend on the reviews of others.

    This time around, I found him an incredible cooler by browsing around on the website Survival Cooking, which was amazing in its balance reviews that were actually incredibly well-written, if you asked me, they are the probably the best written reviews that I have ever seen on the internet, and I’ve read a lot of reviews for a lot of things, so kudos to the writers on that website. Like, seriously, these are seriously well written reviews. I was also considering getting him a wristwatch, because he doesn’t have anything nice, but at the end of the day I know that it is me that once and have a nice wrist watch, and it is him that wants an amazing supply of Great Outdoor Gear. Maybe for Christmas I’ll buy him the nice watch I had my eye on while searching for the best watches under 500, but I will have you know that he was extremely excited to get his brand new cooler. So, that’s where I’m at with all of this, is that I’m very pleased that his birthday ended up being such a success for me and my gift buying, and that my man is so happy.

  • Lifestyle
  • Unu Motors And Its Wonders

    Who else loves electric scooters? Well, I have been a lover of scooters since was in my teenage years. My uncle gave my first scooter at the age of 18 as a gift for my birthday. Since then, I never left my scooter. There was a time I rode mine when I was about to attend a party. While many drove in their cars, there I was, feeling chic and carefree my scooter.

    I got my second scooter when I was working. My job as an artist has required going from one place to another and it I know it will be a hassle for me if I buy a car. Though I must admit having a car will let me bring my things with me. That is why I mostly rely on ride sharing apps or ride apps in the metro. But that’s another story.

    But there was a time I felt that I needed to change or replace my scooter. That was the time I was introduced to using electric scooters. Unu Motors, the company which may be the leading in providing electric scooters or what they call as the elektrische scooter, has given me all that I need. Unu Motors boasts of its electric scooters that are eco-friendly it does not create sounds on the road, it is not fuelled by gas, it has a portable battery, and has even a system where the energy can be saved when braking, thus saving more battery. And you know what? When you charge an Unu Motor it can last about three days of city driving. Now that’s what we call effortless driving.

     

  • travel
  • Dream House in Vancouver

    So, some people would call it a pipe dream, others would just say to give up on it already. It seems like it’s been decades now that I’ve wanted to buy a home, even just a modest condominium, in the city of Vancouver, or in the surrounding cities. Yes, it wouldn’t be the most practical move in the world what’s the point of doing everything practically if you never really feel alive? Some things in life are probably worth the risk. That’s all I have to say. I know that right now making such a major change, or at least major investment, is not the kind of thing that people would suggest necessarily for a person in my situation.

    And having some of the most support of friends and family members in the world is definitely a good thing, but sometimes it just seems a little bit overbearing, and maybe that’s why I’d like to get to the coast. I know, it’s not a problem that’s as bad as most other problems. Having too many people care about you too much is something that a lot of the world would probably envy, and I don’t forget that.

    Still, I’ve been thinking about this so much that I actually have been Googling and searching for Burnaby condos for sale… I actually prefer Burnaby to Vancouver in a lot of ways, Vancouver is obviously a little more exciting, but it’s only is train ride away, no more than 15-20 minutes if your home is close enough to the transit station. Which, a lot of the ones that I’ve been looking at totally are. Though I also saw an ad about Coal Harbour Condos for sale which I might look into too just to be sure I am buying a nice property.

    I even contacted a Vancouver Realtor and ask him about prices and feasibility. No, it probably won’t happen, but I’m frustrated about the reasons why. Is this normal? Do you have anything like this? Please let me know if so. I know that it’s maybe just an irrational desire, but that doesn’t make it any less legitimate of a Feeling. Does it?