When I started vaping it was for a specific reason. I was not trying to be trendy. I was not trying to start a habit. I have no interest if it is cool or not. My interest was how beneficial it would be to me, a smoker of real cigarettes who could not quit. I have heard of people being able to actually quit by switching to an electronic cigarette. I actually had no plans of quitting. I just wanted to mimic real smoking with the best e cig as much as possible so I could get the nicotine and the satisfaction without all of the hazards of real smoking. (more…)
With so many different options out there, if you’re looking for car rental services, it can be kind of overwhelming to look for a service. Many people are concerned with being able to find the best deal possible for their car rental so they don’t end up paying a fortune, yet still get a great service for the money. The very first step that you should take is to become familiar with the different providers that offer this type of service. Some companies only offer certain types of vehicles for rental.With so many different options out there, if you’re looking for car rental services, it can be kind of overwhelming to look for a service. Many people are concerned with being able to find the best deal possible for their car rental so they don’t end up paying a fortune, yet still get a great service for the money. The very first step that you should take is to become familiar with the different providers that offer this type of service. Some companies only offer certain types of vehicles for rental.
If you are looking to rent a luxury car, for example, narrow down your search to the car rental companies that offer luxury vehicles. However, if you’re only looking for a regular car that just does the job and you don’t need a whole lot of luxury, then you should know which companies offer those types of cars. Also pay attention to the types of fees that the company requires for their services. (more…)
I agonize over trying to find the best Christmas gift for my friends and family every year. That alone makes it one of the most stressful experiences that I have all year long. I don’t want to be that family member or that friend that just buys some nonsense that doesn’t really mean anything. I don’t want to buy fodder for returns, you know? A lot of people say it’s the thought that counts; it’s true, it does count but does it really count enough when you do it every year? I bought a skydiving Christmas gift voucher this time for my best friend – that’s right, I took it to new levels.
I admit that I have been kind of ridiculous in the way that I’ve gone about to make sure that I find the perfect present for each of my friends. I’ve started to write down every time that they mention something they wish they could do, have or maybe something that they want. (more…)
Choosing a college in Singapore out of high school has been the single most important and rewarding decision that I’ve ever made for myself. Despite the challenges made by both my parents and even some of my friends who were quick to tell me all the negative consequences about moving overseas, I knew in the beginning that I had made the right decision for me. They may come to understand in time but somehow I doubt they’ll truly see why I did it. Arriving at my new place in Singapore, I realized I would need storage space if I were planning to keep the things that I had brought with me.
The size of my apartment was the first surprise that I received. I knew it was going to be small but despite the forewarning, it was much smaller than I had anticipated – that or I overestimated how space the things that I owned would actually take up. Regardless, it felt good to lighten my load. (more…)
After living in Singapore for several months, you would think that I would have already been able to find the regular kind of places that everyone goes to. You know; the grocery store, the best hair salon in Singapore, the best restaurants. That kind of thing. Unfortunately for you if you find me on the street and think to yourself, “Yes! A fellow American who can direct me to..”, I can’t. I mean, I might be able to and I will certainly do my best to help you but I have had the hardest time finding my way around here.
It’s the streets, you know. If you’re American, or a Westerner, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Getting around town is taking your life into your hands every single day. If you’re a pedestrian, you’re daily activity includes a vigorous real life equivalent to frogger without any extra lives or continues. It’s terrible; they have no rules of the road out here. (more…)
When I arrived in Singapore for work on our new mobile towers, I didn’t think I would be staying here to get an MBA in Singapore too. But hey, when you’ve got little else to do besides work you might as well do your best to improve yourself. That’s the philosophy I have always tried to live by at least and so far, it has worked out fairly well! Education is undeniably important. I don’t put a lot of stock into the degrees that are associated with ‘education’, not these days, as you can teach yourself pretty much whatever you want to learn thanks to the Internet.
And yet, I find degrees as auseful metric for my own personal progress. (more…)
It’s been a while since I’ve written here, which I apologize for, but we have been incredibly busy since we arrived here in Singapore a month ago. As you might remember from the previous blog posts that I made, four of us within the current project had been given an option to move the department to Singapore in order to attract more Asian-specific partners with the goal of getting a foothold in the market. With our small office spaces, we’ve been using a serviced office in Singapore to help with the space. I’m surprised that we do not have something like this back home as it has been incredibly useful over the past month. (more…)
It has been some time that we have needed more space, but it was not all that easy to relocate. We are pretty much forced to do it at this point, because the landlord is not really interested in extending the lease on terms which make sense for us. If the location was better for us, then we might consider what he wants. However as it is inadequate now and has been for some time, we are not paying more. We need to get the more space and something more like the latest phone system and better system of networking, which is a poor way to phrase it. (more…)
The big thing we are thinking about right now is to make sure that we keep the new facility fairly safe. It is not like we are talking about a Wells Fargo armored truck depot, but the fact is that people have robbed this sort of place for valuable cargo. Mostly we are concerned about high value cargo and the focus of the cctv systems will be around an inner compound. For example a truckload of cigarettes is obviously worth a very significant amount of money. In the USA there are a lot of places where local taxes push the price of a pack of cigarettes up to around 8 dollars per pack. It is common to see the premium brands selling at 50 dollars per carton ( a carton has ten packs in it) and you could carry a box containing a gross of those quite easily, which is one hundred and forty four cartons. (more…)
Leon Russell is a legendary musician and songwriter from Tulsa, Oklahoma
who has been performing his gospel-infused southern boogie piano rock, blues, and country music for over 50 years.
Leon led the famous Joe Cocker's ‘Mad Dogs & Englishmen’ tour and performed with George Harrison and Friends at the Concert For Bangladesh. Leon has toured with Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, Edgar Winter, The New Grass Revival, Willie Nelson, and Sir Elton John. His songwriting credits include 'A Song For You', ‘Delta Lady’, ‘Hummingbird’, ‘Lady Blue’, ‘Back To The Island’, ‘Tight Rope’, and ‘This Masquerade’.
Leon and Sir Elton John recorded a duet album produced by TBone Burnett, The Union, which was released October 19, 2010. The single, "If It Wasn't For Bad" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.
Capitol/EMI released a 16-track compilation CD, The Best Of Leon Russell, on April 5, 2011.
Leon was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and given the Award for Recording Excellence in March 2011.
He was inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame in June 2011.
From their days playing together as teenagers to their current acoustic and electric blues, probably no one has more consistently led American music for the last fifty years than Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, the founders and continuing core members of Hot Tuna. The pair began playing together while growing up in the Washington D.C. area. In the mid 1960's, Jorma was asked to audition for a new band that was forming in San Francisco. Though an acoustic player at heart, he grew interested in the band's electronic gear and decided to join. Soon thereafter he summoned Jack, who now played the bass, from Washington D.C. Jack's experience as a lead guitarist led to a style of bass playing that took the instrument far beyond its traditional role. The unique sound of The Jefferson Airplane was created. Jorma contributed the band's name, drawn from a nickname a friend had for the blues-playing Jorma. Along with the other members of The Jefferson Airplane, Jorma and Jack are 1996 inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The Kaukonen-Casady duo created much of The Jefferson Airplane's signature sound, and Jorma's lead and fingerstyle guitar playing characterizes some of the band's most memorable tracks. Jorma and Jack would jam whenever they could and would sometimes perform sets within sets at Airplane concerts. Jorma left Jefferson Airplane after the band's most productive five years, and in 1969 Hot Tuna became a full-time job. Over the next four decades Hot Tuna would perform thousands of concerts and release more than two dozen records.
at The Plaza “Live” Theatre
425 North Bumby Avenue
Orlando, United States
Event on 2014-03-23 20:00:00
Vancouver-based, China-born singer/songwriter Wanting has announced a North American tour in support of her sophomore album, Say The Words. The tour will launch on Thursday, February 20th in her current home city of Vancouver, B.C. and wrap on Tuesday, March 25th in Seattle, WA — including a stop on March 23rd at The Fillmore. This marks Wanting’s largest tour of North America to date, following a short run of sold-out dates a year ago in support of debut album Everything In The World.
Wanting is currently making her way around Asia, where Say The Words debuted at #1 in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, Singapore and Malaysia, and shot to #1 on QQ, a Beijing-based music streaming service boasting more than 780 million members. Additionally, album track “When It’s Lonely,” one of three album trucks sung in her native of Mandarin, is featured on the Chinese version of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire movie soundtrack.
With Say The Words, which she co-produced with Ron Aniello, Wanting takes her piano-swept pop melodies to the next level, introducing elements of jazz and hip-hop on such tracks as Latin-groove tinged “Time, My Friend” (featuring Far East Movement), retro-soul “Exit This Way” and empowering rock-pop anthem “STHU.” Rounding out the album are two breakout ballads, “Love Ocean” and “When It’s Lonely,” sung in her native Mandarin, and upbeat “Us Under The Sunshine,” in both Mandarin and English.
Listen To “Time, My Friend” (Featuring Far East Movement): http://bit.ly/161wRsi
Wanting’s 2012 debut album Everything In The World exploded last year in Asia. Smash single “You Exist In My Song” raked in more than 100 Million combined video views, was the #1 radio single in China for 8 consecutive weeks and received over 10 awards. The album itself was certified 6x Platinum and received 15 Best New Artist Awards across Asia. Wanting closed out 2012 with a performance on The China Central Television New Year’s Gala, viewed by an estimated audience of 700 million. Earlier this year, Wanting, who has been based in Vancouver for the past several years, was named the city’s first-ever Tourism Ambassador To China.
at The Fillmore
1805 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, United States
I was having a really rough time of it on the plane, it was a very long flight and I was not feeling too well at all. In fact by the time I got to the Singapore Car rental counter I was quite sure that I was about to throw up while they were ringing me up for the Camry I rented. In fact I had to go relieve myself in the bath room and then I felt a great deal better. It was fortunate for me that I was near a bathroom when that urge struck me, because it was one of those things which was going to happen right then and there and it did not matter if i wanted to wait or not. In fact I was probably lucky that they did not think about quarantining me in the customs line. I must have looked quite awful then.
I’ve come to despise money. It’s silly, I know, but the fact that something like currency is so in control of our lives depresses me to no end. I hate the thought of people without money being forced to suffer. How is it rational in any shape, way or form to allow money to become a status symbol? It’s paper. It’s numbers in a screen. It has no value but the value third party entities set upon it. Beyond that, it is absolutely meaningless! And yet we need it. That’s why I find myself on uk payday loans online – I need money badly. It seems that no matter how hard I work or how long I work, I’m never going to be able to get ahead.