All the good and bad points of apartment life

All the good and bad points of apartment life

Apartment life: the good Facilities. Apartments often have shared facilities, such as a gym, outdoor barbeque area or pool. Not all apartment complexes have these facilities, and apartment owners pay for these facilities in their strata fees, but they can really improve the livability of an apartment. Low maintenance living. Apartments are much easier to maintain than houses. You don’t have to mow lawns, worry about gardens, clear leaves from gutters or sweep driveways. Inside the apartment,…

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Reasons Shopping Makes You Happy

Reasons Shopping Makes You Happy

They call it retail therapy for a reason and more than one scientific study has backed up its effectiveness. Bottom line: when you are stressed out or having a rough day and if you can afford it, scouring Anthropologie for that perfect top can actually help boost your mood. 1 It takes your mind off things Shopping takes time and concentration whether it is being done online or in your favorite store. You have to think…

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Benefits to Studying a Foreign Language

Benefits to Studying a Foreign Language

Whether you live in Montreal or you do a lot of traveling across Canada, you might have thought about learning another language.  This might be for your work or just out of personal curiosity; perhaps you are planning a trip to another country (or to Europe, where many languages come together in such a small area). Honestly, it would not be a bad idea to study a second language.  Globalization of industry and the expansion…

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Tourist Destination in Jakarta

Tourist Destination in Jakarta

Jakarta is one of the most beautiful capital cities in the World. Located in Indonesia, few tourists choose to visit Jakarta apart from more popular tourist destinations like Bali. This is because of the low awareness amongst tourist about all the exciting things that this wonderful city has to offer. Jakarta is dotted by a number of interesting tourist destinations that include places of ethnic and cultural importance rather than mostly places of national value….

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To be Ambitious is a Great Thing

To be Ambitious is a Great Thing

I think we can all agree that to have “ambition” is important, for men & women, to grow, to be successful, and to advance the world we live in. But for many different reasons which I’m still trying to understand, the word “ambition”, when combined with the word “woman” feels somewhat disconcerting for many in our societies, whether you’re in Malaysia, Switzerland or Brazil. As a woman, if you choose to prioritize your career, you’re…

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Always Travel Tuesday to the Middle East

Always Travel Tuesday to the Middle East

During the late 1970’s, international terrorism had reared its angry head (yes, nearly fifty years ago). As a Foreign Service radio technician my job was to provide two-way radio nets at American embassies and consulates between Athens and Karachi (this was before cell phones). The local telephone systems were unreliable. The two-way radio was the only means of communicating with the embassy during a terrorist event (many diplomats lived off post). Monday was the absolute…

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Mobile Photography Tips Every Photographer Should Know

Mobile Photography Tips Every Photographer Should Know

If you’re just starting out with mobile photography, you should master these twelve techniques before anything else. Even if you’re an an accomplished iPhone photographer, you may well find that some of these tips and tricks have passed you by. So, let’s get started with everything you need to know for taking amazing photos with your iPhone! 1. Clean The Lens Your iPhone spends a lot of time in your pocket, a bag or in…

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Most Lucrative Careers for a Budding Photographer

Most Lucrative Careers for a Budding Photographer

It has never been easier to make money as a photographer. Then again, when seen from another angle, it has never been more difficult. It really depends on what you want to do and what your expectations are. Want to make some money with your brand new DSLR camera? Then we’ve got good news: whether you only have one year or 10 years of experience, you have options. The Best Entry-Level DSLRs For New Photographers The Best…

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Different Types of Wedding Photographers

Different Types of Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photography can be expensive, and is often the third most pricey wedding day expense, beaten only by food and venue. In fact, your wedding photographs are likely to be the most expensive photography you will ever purchase. You will cherish your wedding photographs, have them made into an expensive album and perhaps even pop a few up on your walls, so before you settle on a wedding photographer, lets ensure you choose the ideal wedding photographer for you….

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