Saturday, March 25, 2017

Why consider having a babymoon?

This has been a trend nowadays – many couples are observing babymoon. A babymoon is the last getaway that first time parents do before they welcome their newest blessing. Here are a few reasons why you and your partner should consider having a babymoon.

1. This is your last getaway without the baby
A life with a newborn can be very challenging for couples. It changes so many things in your household. So before the arrival of your baby, grab that last chance to be with your partner before the little one comes along.

2. To be able to de-stress
Pregnancy can be very tiresome and stressful. This is the perfect time to be able to reenergize yourself together with your partner. You can go to a place that offers a prenatal massage, or help yourself to a lemon water, but make sure the place will not overexert you too much by too much walking or stairs.

3. To bond with your partner
You may be both busy at work – take this chance to be away from the hustles and bustles of the city and give yourselves a break. It is still different when it’s a getaway. It takes your mind away from your daily routine.

Whether you and your partner decide to have a babymoon together or not, one thing to consider before doing so is your finances. Giving birth and having a newborn can be expensive. Don’t overspend on a babymoon; there are things you can both enjoy without breaking your bank accounts.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Hot Weather?

When the weather gets hot, most people instinctively seek a place that is cooler and more comfortable. However, not everyone is so fortunate. The frequency of heatstroke among persons age 65 and older is 12 to 13 times that found in other age groups. Also those of low socioeconomic status suffer more than others.

Heatstroke tends to occur more frequently among residents of homes without air conditioning or which are surrounded by only sparse growth of trees and shrubbery. Living in the upper floors of multi-storey building is also associated with heatstroke because of increased exertion from climbing stairs.

Other persons often suffering discomfort and heatstroke are military recruits, those exposed to high temperatures at work, the chronically ill or bedfast, alcoholics, the mentally ill, and those taking nervous-system drugs.

During hear waves those at highest risk should reduce their activity and avoid the heat as much as possible, staying in the coolest available place, not necessarily indoors. If possible, they should use an air conditioner or fan to cool and/or circulate the air. If unable to do this they should spend some time each day in an airconditioned place.

It is important to drink lots of water when it is hot. However, thirst is not a good indicator of need. As much as 50 percent more fluid than the amount dictated by thirst may be needed. Alcohol consumption should eliminated during very hot weather.

Salt tables should not be taken unless prescribed for a special condition.
If you find yourself in a hot place and you begin to feel uncomfortable, remember the three simple rules of preventing heatstroke:

1. reduce activity
2. spend time in an air-conditioned area
3. drink extra non-alcoholic liquids.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

We're a Band Member Long Time Ago

I was so happy to see my friend again yesterday. She is married to an Australian man, and they are living in Australia. She arrived a week ago with her husband and only son. We were in the band when we were young. She was the lead guitarist, and I was the singer. We had a blast yesterday as we also celebrate her son's 2nd birthday. We talked a lot of things, like what happened to the rest of the band members. She told me that she still plays guitar in Australia, but not on the stage anymore. Anyhow, she is looking for an allen and heath qu 32 at Guitar Center. She wants to give it to her brother since her brother also works in the band.

Monday, March 6, 2017

4 Ways to Save on Your Next Vacation

Whether your family were headed to the temples of Kyoto or the lights of Vegas, you'll definitely enjoy it more if you aren't blowing an entire year's salary on your trip. Here are just four tips for traveling on a budget.

1. Be Smart About Travel Insurance
Compare and contrast agencies before purchasing travel insurance. Look for discounts offered to students, seniors and frequent flyers. Take advantage of special packages that include things like medical insurance bundled with cancellation insurance.

2. Visit at the Right Time
It's important to avoid tourist season while traveling. Not only will you miss the crowds, but you'll also save money because no prices will be inflated by stores and vendors looking to cash in on the extra business.

3. Pack Lightly
Baggage fees can really add up when you're flying internationally. Learn how to "roll" your clothes like flight attendants do so you can take just a carry-on bag instead of checking your luggage. You'll save time, money and space.

4. Research Before You Go
Most tourist attractions have some kind of fee for entry or visitation. Instead of being surprised at the door, do your homework well in advance so no expensive monuments or theme parks will bleed you dry in a strange land.