Quotes on a fridge!

Quotes on a fridge!

Some great quotes from a Contact in Canberra.. Pure…

"Shoot any scene at the time of realization of the highest emotional stress coupled with sense of pictorial form – is a decisive moment". Henri Cartier-Bresson

“I hope that my work will encourage self expression in others and stimulate the search for beauty and creative excitement in the great world around us.”-Ansel Adams

“True education is concerned not only with practical goals but also with values.”- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

“Buildings should keep you dry and feed the soul.” – Zaha Hadid .

"As swift as the wind, quiet as a forest, furious as fire, immovable as a mountain." – Takeda family

"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are. I’d rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not."- Kurt Cobain

"A friend is nothing but a known enemy."- Kurt Cobain

"The duty of youth is to challenge corruption."- Kurt Cobain

"There’s nothing better than having a baby. Holding my baby is the best drug in the world." – Kurt Cobain

"We’re so trendy we can’t even escape ourselves."- Kurt Cobain

"Rap music’s been around for too long now to be inspirational. The words are, but the music isn’t."- Alexander Lee McQueen

"You can only go forward by making mistakes." – Alexander Lee McQueen

"Music assists him in the use of harmonic and mathematical proportion."- Vitruvius

"The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls." – Pablo Picasso

"I am still learning." – Michelangelo

"Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings." – Salvador Dali

For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream. Vincent Van Gogh

If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. Vincent Van Gogh

I am still far from being what I want to be, but with God’s help I shall succeed. Vincent Van Gogh

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. Vincent Van Gogh

I dream of painting and then I paint my dream. Vincent Van Gogh

When I have a terrible need of – shall I say the word – Religion. Then I go out and paint the stars. Vincent Van Gogh

Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model. Vincent Van Gogh

Do something worth remembering. Elvis Presley

Rhythm is something you either have or don’t have, but when you have it, you have it all over. Elvis Presley

I’am not the King. Jesus Christ is the King. I’am just entertainer. Elvis Presley

A live concert to me is exciting because of all the electricity that is generated in the crowd and on stage. It’s my favorite part of the business, live concerts. Elvis Presley

People think you’re crazy if you talk about things they don’t understand. Elvis Presley

You only pass through this life once. You don’t come back for an encore. Elvis Presley

Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine. Elvis Presley

I don’t know anything about music. In my line you don’t have to. Elvis Presley

I believe the key to happiness is : someone to love , something to do , and something to look forward to. Elvis Presley

When things go wrong don’t go with them. Elvis Presley

"Be as you wish to seem." Socrates

"Wisdom begins in wonder. " Socrates

"Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live." Socrates

"A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true." Socrates

"Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant." Socrates

"True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing." Socrates

"Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior." Socrates

"True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us." Socrates

"I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean. " Socrates

"The unexamined life is not worth living." Socrates

"Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for. " Socrates

"He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy." Socrates

"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher." Socrates

"I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing. " Socrates

"From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate." Socrates

"Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us." Socrates

"He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature." Socrates

"I was angry and frustrated until I started my own family and my first child was born. Until then I didn’t really appreciate life the way I should have, but fortunately I woke up." Johnny Depp

"The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants." Johnny Depp

"When kids hit one year old, it’s like hanging out with a miniature drunk. You have to hold onto them. They bump into things. They laugh and cry. They urinate. They vomit."
Johnny Depp

"If there’s any message to my work, it is ultimately that it’s OK to be different, that it’s good to be different, that we should question ourselves before we pass judgment on someone who looks different, behaves different, talks different, is a different color. " Johnny Depp

"Trips to the dentist – I like to postpone that kind of thing."Johnny Depp

"I’m not sure I’m adult yet." Johnny Depp

"There’s a drive in me that won’t allow me to do certain things that are easy. " Johnny Depp

"The term ‘serious actor’ is kind of an oxymoron, isn’t it? Like ‘airplane food.’ " Johnny Depp

"As a teenager I was so insecure. I was the type of guy that never fitted in because he never dared to choose. I was convinced I had absolutely no talent at all. For nothing. And that thought took away all my ambition too." Johnny Depp

"I’m an old-fashioned guy… I want to be an old man with a beer belly sitting on a porch, looking at a lake or something."Johnny Depp

"People say I make strange choices, but they’re not strange for me. My sickness is that I’m fascinated by human behavior, by what’s underneath the surface, by the worlds inside people." Johnny Depp

"Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." Francis of Assisi

"Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love." Francis of Assisi

"For it is in giving that we receive." Francis of Assisi

"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. " Steve Jobs

"Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition." Steve Jobs

" That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains." Steve Jobs

"Computers themselves, and software yet to be developed, will revolutionize the way we learn. " Steve Jobs

"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works. " Steve Jobs

"I believe life is an intelligent thing: that things aren’t random. " Steve Jobs

"Things don’t have to change the world to be important." Steve Jobs

"Stay hungry, stay foolish." Steve Jobs

"Innovation has nothing to do with how many R & D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R & D. It’s not about money. It’s about the people you have, how you’re led, and how much you get it." Steve Jobs

"I think money is a wonderful thing because it enables you to do things. It enables you to invest in ideas that don’t have a short-term payback. " Steve Jobs

" Throughout my years in business, I discovered something. I would always ask why you do things. The answers that I would invariably get are: ‘Oh, that’s just the way things are done around here.’ Nobody knows why they do what they do. Nobody thinks very deeply about things in business. " Steve Jobs

"Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them. " Steve Jobs

"You have to be very focused and work very hard, but it is not about working hard without knowing what your aim is! You really have to have a goal." Zaha Hadid

"I have always appreciate those who dare to experiment with materials and proportions." Zaha Hadid

"I don’t think that Architecture is only about shelter…it’s should be able to excite you , to calm you, to make you think." Zaha Hadid

“Be – don’t try to become” . Osho

“Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That’s its balance.” Osho

“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new." and so in you the child your mother lives on and through your family continues to live… so at this time look after yourself and your family as you would your mother for through you all she will truly never die.” Osho

“Truth is not to be found outside. No teacher, no scripture can give it to you. It is inside you and if you wish to attain it, seek your own company. Be with yourself. ” Osho

“If you love a flower, don’t pick it up.
Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love.
So if you love a flower, let it be.
Love is not about possession.
Love is about appreciation.” Osho

“Experience life in all possible ways —
good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light,
summer-winter. Experience all the dualities.
Don’t be afraid of experience, because
the more experience you have, the more
mature you become.” Osho

“Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.” Osho

“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.” Osho

“Friendship is the purest love. It is the highest form of Love where nothing is asked for, no condition, where one simply enjoys giving.” Osho

“Be realistic: Plan for a miracle”. Osho

“Listen to your being. It is continuously giving you hints; it is a still, small voice. It does not shout at you, that is true. And if you are a little silent you will start feeling your way. Be the person you are. Never try to be another, and you will become mature. Maturity is accepting the responsibility of being oneself, whatsoever the cost. Risking all to be oneself, that’s what maturity is all about.” Osho

“Life begins where fear ends.” Osho

"I’m simply saying that there is a way to be sane. I’m saying that you can get rid of all this insanity created by the past in you. Just by being a simple witness of your thought processes.

It is simply sitting silently, witnessing the thoughts, passing before you. Just witnessing, not interfering not even judging, because the moment you judge you have lost the pure witness. The moment you say “this is good, this is bad,” you have already jumped onto the thought process.

It takes a little time to create a gap between the witness and the mind. Once the gap is there, you are in for a great surprise, that you are not the mind, that you are the witness, a watcher.

And this process of watching is the very alchemy of real religion. Because as you become more and more deeply rooted in witnessing, thoughts start disappearing. You are, but the mind is utterly empty.

That’s the moment of enlightenment. That is the moment that you become for the first time an unconditioned, sane, really free human being.” Osho

“You feel good, you feel bad, and these feelings are bubbling from your own unconsciousness, from your own past. Nobody is responsible except you. Nobody can make you angry, and nobody can make you happy.” Osho

“Truth is not something outside to be discovered, it is something inside to be realized.” Osho

“Intelligence is dangerous. Intelligence means you will start thinking on your own; you will start looking around on your own. You will not believe in the scriptures; you will believe only in your own experience.” Osho

“Courage Is a love affair with the unknown”. Osho

“If you are a parent, open doors to unknown directions to the child so he can explore. Don’t make him afraid of the unknown, give him support. ” Osho

“The real question is not whether life exists after death. The real question is whether you are alive before death.” Osho

“Whatever you feel, you become. It is your responsibility.” Osho

“You exist in time, but you belong to eternity. You are a penetration of eternity into the world of time. You are
deathless, living in a body of death. Your consciousness knows no death, no birth. It is only your body that is born and dies. But you are not aware of your consciousness. You are not conscious of your consciousness. And that is the whole art of meditation. Becoming conscious of consciousness itself.” Osho

“Be less of a judge and you will be surprised that when you become a witness and you don’t judge yourself, you stop judging others too. And that makes you more human, more compassionate, more understanding.” Osho

“A little foolishness, enough 2 enjoy life, & a little wisdom to avoid the errors, that will do”. Osho

“You become more divine as you become more creative. All the religions of the world have said God is the creator. I don’t know whether he is the creator or not, but one thing I know: the more creative you become, the more godly you become. When your creativity comes to a climax, when your whole life becomes creative, you live in God. So he must be the creator because people who have been creative have been closest to him. Love what you do. Be meditative while you are doing it – whatever it is”. Osho

Definition of meditative – (adjective) –
of, involving, or absorbed in meditation or considered thought.

“In love the other is important; in lust you are important” . Osho

“It’s not a question of learning much. On the contrary. It’s a question of unlearning much.“ Osho

“All that is great cannot be possessed – and that is one of the most foolish things man goes on doing. We want to possess.” Osho

“The moment you become miserly you are closed to the basic phenomenon of life: expansion, sharing. The moment you start clinging to things, you have missed the target – you have missed. Because things are not the target, you, your innermost being, is the target – not a beautiful house, but a beautiful you, not much money, but a rich you, not many things, but an open being, available to millions of things.” Osho

“If you want to learn anything, learn trust – nothing else it needed. If you are miserable, nothing else will help – learn trust. If you don’t feel any meaning in life and you feel meaningless, nothing will help – learn trust. Trust gives meaning because trust makes you capable of allowing the whole descend upon you.” Osho

“I love, because my love is not dependent on the object of love. My love is dependent on my state of being. So whether the other person changes, becomes different, friend turns into a foe, does not matter, because my love was never dependent on the other person. My love is my state of being. I simply love.” Osho

First visit 9 july 2009

Posted by spelio on 2016-07-15 07:28:35

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Should You Dump A Commitment Phobe? Not Before You Read This

Should You Dump A Commitment Phobe? Not Before You Read This
Having personally suffered from severe commitment phobia for several years, I grasp that being in love with someone who is petrified of commitment isn’t fun in the least, however will someone’s fear of commitment always should be the tip of a relationship?

In real life, some folks aren’t very meant to be along, and typically when you’ve got tried everything humanly doable — and I mean very tried everything including asking for divine intervention — and failed, it’s good to know when to run away.

Walking away does not necessarily mean you’ll be ready to stop loving that person as a result of if you really love someone from your heart and soul you may never stop loving that person. Love is so a lot of bigger than all of us as a result of it’s the very fabric by which we have a tendency to are made of. And when you’re keen on someone what you are essentially doing is getting in touch with what you’re made of. Attempting to prevent love is like making an attempt to urge out of your own skin — sensible luck with that!

Walking away or “obtaining over” that person means that that you simply stop expecting her or him to provide you what he or she in unable to, is unwilling to, or just doesn’t need to. And sometimes that something is commitment.

But I assume a lot of folks walk away too soon. This is often the sad reality of the “fashionable” world we have a tendency to live in. We have a tendency to suppose that relationships come in little neat packages with directions “Add A Very little Sex And Live Happily Ever’. Several folks do not notice that relationships would like time and work. And with all the advice regarding “too many fish in the ocean”, walking away seems the best thing to do. It shows that you just “do not care” and from where this kind of advice comes from, that is speculated to be a smart thing. However several years later — simply like the people who gave you the recommendation — you’re still attempting to “catch fish” in that sea. What will it say about you if you cannot catch even one fish in an exceedingly sea with too several fish?

Several a lot of aren’t willing to work as exhausting to make a relationship work as they work hard in their professions or careers. These same folks start pushing premature commitment as a result of of their own internal pressures and are quick to conclude it’s not working and walk away.

And then there are some individuals who strive to work things out but go regarding it the wrong means — nagging, begging, blaming, guilt tripping, giving ultimatums, taking part in break-up on and off once more games etc. This terribly same things you are doing to strive to get a “commitment” are the terribly things that make a commitment phobe even more weary of committing or run like an escaped death-row convict.

So true, being in love with someone who is terrified of commitment is tough, however commitment phobia isn’t a “terminal illness”.

Men and women do pass though their worry of commitment. I did. And you most likely have heard or recognize of the many men and women who were written off as commitment phobes by the folks they were in a relationship with and two months later they have committed to somebody else. And the one who dumped the commitment phobe is left confused, angry, jealous, bitter and feeling really inadequate — like something is therefore wrong along with her/him that someone who may never arrange to them, had no problems committing to a higher person.

Generally what a commitment phobe wants is:

— someone who doesn’t automatically assume that it’s all a selfish act however understands and appreciates where the concern and anxieties are coming from (worry of losing one’s independence, worry of marriage, concern of intimacy, worry of getting youngsters, worry of financial burdens, concern of sharing a home, worry of offending members of the family, concern of moving to a different state or country etc). Understanding and appreciation can facilitate the two of you return to a compromise you’ll each live with.

— someone who is emotionally well enough and emotionally secure enough to provide some real tough-love; Several commitment phobes are through therefore many relationships and grasp exactly how the script plays out. Having a game-changer who will not play by the script can sometimes be the “shock therapy” a commitment phobe very needs.

— somebody who is committed to actually serving to the commitment phobe get to that place where she or he feels “safe” enough to come back out of their hiding place. Commitment phobia, like all worry, is really a wall to hide behind. And seeing that there is extremely nothing to worry is a nice relief to a commitment phobe.

So before you walk away, make sure that you have earned your manner out — that’s given it everything you got and more. That way you do not reminisce with regret because you dumped someone you continue to love and some months later she commits to someone else.

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Sensor 2007-06-21-Before-1

Sensor 2007-06-21-Before-1

I noticed several spots on my pictures I took during my vacation, especially the ones with blue sky. Here’s what the sensor looked like before I cleaned it.

Taken at F 32, 1 sec close-up exposure of my computer monitor on a full white screen, then adjusted level in photoshop to reveal the dust marks.

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Quiet the Emotional Demons Before You Invest In the Stock Market

Quiet the Emotional Demons Before You Invest In the Stock Market

How many times have you fallen victim to other people’s stock advice? “This stock is guaranteed to go up!” Usually, the advice or “stock tip” comes from a friend or associate. It may even come from your own investment advisor.

Human nature gets us thinking.  Do I want to risk losing out on these supposed gains?  Without batting a rational eye, we invest.  The end result isn’t usually pretty.  However, we continue on and repeat this cycle over and over again.   

What is wrong with our thinking?  The answer, for most of us, is that our emotions take control of our decisions.  They are so powerful that we often ignore our rational, logical thoughts.  The opportunity for a quick dollar or hope to “get rich quick” heightens our emotional thinking.  You must realize that it is not the rational side of our brain that is tripping us up, but the emotional side!

Many sound investment plans get ignored due to emotions.  You can, however, quiet that emotional side that forces you to ignore your well thought out investment strategy if you work at it.  More importantly, you’ll be able to stick to your plan through both good and bad times.

Casual investors make the same mistakes over and over again because they cannot shake the demons that compel them.  It is this type of trader that cannot overcome emotions while investing.  They usually lack the ability to treat investing like a business and instead treat it like a game of poker.

The main driving emotion for many investors is the fear of losing money.  The next is making a quick buck.  Lets not forget to mention greed, the king of all emotions.  All of these cloud judgment and prevent you from thinking clearly about how an action affects your portfolio.  It doesn’t take long for disaster to strike when this kind of thinking is in play.

My emotions were extremely difficult to get under control when investing.  I was finally able to control my emotions and let my logical side control my investment decisions.  In order to do this, I developed a system that I use to invest with consistent success.  I have certain parameters that I follow to guide me towards the right kinds of investments.  It is a logical system in black and white.  Now I remain focused and stick to my strategy even when that emotional beast tries to rear its head.

There is no shame in making poor investment decisions over and over.  There is good news, you can change things starting now!  I made that change and as a result I have been more successful than I ever have been investing in the stock market.  I also managed to do this when the stock market was in a sharp decline!  I promise you, to be a successful investor all you need is a solid investment strategy and the ability to keep your emotions checked at the door.  Take the advise of someone that did that very thing!

Marc Abrams is a Certified Public Accountant with over 15 years of financial and stock market investing experience. Visit Marc’s website at http://www.rebuildingmyfuture.com for more information on stock market investing strategies to help rebuild your wealth.

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Considerations Before Choosing Numis Network Success Tips And Strategies

Considerations Before Choosing Numis Network Success Tips And Strategies
Before you think of numis network success tips that will aid in achieving numis network success, it is significant to know the principles behind the system. First, the system is built as a platform for selling gold and silver numismatic coins. The coins are reviewed and graded in the system. The maximum grade is MS70 according to Sheldon scale.

Numis networks events has expanded a lot and is very organized now with various levels. In a broader sense, it is classified into a three tier system starting from calls at a national level to events on a nationwide level finally boiling to local levels. This hierarchy is so built so that it is well structured to deliver the maximum benefit by interaction at the various levels, as need be.

The first thing you should note about numis is that spillover from above and special sales are the most important components for success. There is also a body in numis known as up line, which offers support and guidance to any new entrant. Nevertheless, for you to be triumphant in the numis network it is important for you to get a personal guide. You can get wherever you aspire to be in the industry if you choose a skilled mentor. This mentors efforts combined with your hard work will see you succeed. This therefore means that your choice of a mentor will be based on his or her knowledge and record of accomplishment.

Accessing a proper marketing strategy is also important. This is because the rate of returns per year will be pegged on your marketing efforts. The best marketing strategies can be formulated with the help of network marketing trainers. Apart from training, they should also be able to offer advanced details regarding your marketing policy including where and how to out source

The mentor you choose should also help you integrate your marketing system into a lead-generating machine. That is, your mentor should provide you with a complete system, when you are getting started. This will be through provision of lead capture pages, blogs and websites.

Success will be achieved if you consider certain things before joining the numis system. First, you should consider is the compensation plan in order to gauge your success properly. Numis compensation plan is profitable since it is based on commissions. You should also be aware that numis is separated from other MLN companies due to the nature of its products. This difference arises from the capacity of your auto ship to increase in value with time. This makes the company great.

If you come across hurdles initially, do not be disheartened and by attending the various events and calls, you will know how most of your peers have struggled to come up in life. Life offers us many learning lessons and thus we should take each defeat and success as learning lessons. It all depends on how well you have coping strategies because the initial phase is the most crucial and thus, once you have overcome that phase, life seems much easier.

With the proper strategies, you will find it very simple to earn high residual income with the numis system. This is because their products increase in value over time thus the retention rate is quite high. The Numis network success tips you choose should therefore be in line with the company’s vision, which is to get as many people as possible to create, collect and preserve wealth.

When Reviewing Numis, it’s important that you also look at specific strategies and skills that will help you build a successful organization. If you want to learn how you can build a successful business, start by reading David Wood’s Numis Network Review.

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Get annuity rates by different companies before opting for one

Get annuity rates by different companies before opting for one

Retirement can be fun filled and full of relaxation or tension filled and stressful, the choice actually depends on you although it might not seem so. The biggest and the main problem that you might face after retirement, is money. Even if you have saved more than enough, if there is no inflow of money and only outflow, you are bound to feel insecure. You would be fortunate if you receive pensions at all, even if meagre amount. But if you do not receive any pensions, in case of sudden financial crunches, giving up all your savings would be all you would be able to do apart from borrowing or mortgaging or selling your property. Hence take matters in your hand with annuities, while you are still working.

Annuity policy is like arranging for your own pension. You pay money to a company offering annuities for a certain period of time and after that time is over you get your money back along with the interest accumulated.

There are numerous companies offering annuities at different interest rates and hence before going for any company, ask for annuity rate from different companies and decide on the one that you find suitable. There are a variety of kinds of annuities too and each kind has different annuities rates. Each different annuity suits a different kind of situation as well as budget. To know about each kind of annuities rates as well as their characteristics, you can consult your agent or take the help of the Internet. Before going for any annuity policy though, make sure you research about the company a little too. To get higher interest do not compromise on the quality since in the long run, the quality of the company as well as their service is what will matter more.

To get the different annuity rates from different companies, you can again take the help of your agent or the Internet. Almost all good annuity offering companies have websites and through websites you can get their annuities rates by asking for quotations online. All you need to do is fill up a form on their websites and within a short time, you would get your annuity quotation. The annuity rates would depend on a number of things like your retirement year, your monthly income and so on. And hence you need to furnish certain details in the online form.

Robert Cook is a business consultant who has good information on annuity rate. For more information on annuities rates he recommend you to visit www.immediateannuities.com/.

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Points to Consider Before Hiring A Firm For Asphalt paving

Points to Consider Before Hiring A Firm For Asphalt paving

When an individual or a business wishes to repave the parking lot, the driveway, or just the sidewalk, it is essential to ensure that the firm uses premium quality materials that meet or exceed state specifications to ensure that the job lasts. Most of the time, people merely look up for some numbers in a directory, talk to a few asphalt paving companies and select one on gut feeling and/or cheap price. However, in this way one may end up hiring companies that do not deliver long lasting and high quality work. It is important to use a few pointers before finalizing the choice.

Firstly, one should talk to someone who is responsible for the job and let him or her know what expectations one has. One can ask for all the vital information like the their past experience and track record, the amount of time the firm will need to finish the task, the number of crew that will work onsite, their working hours, the price they are quoting, the material that the asphalt paving firm would use and so on. Second, see whether the firm gives some tips and suggestions that can prove useful when getting the work done or end up reducing the final cost. Never forget to check whether the firm has a valid license number. Third, one needs to ask whether the firm plans to hire a subcontractor to get the work done. While one can take for granted that subcontractors hired are usually the best for the job, yet it is advisable to inquire a bit about their background.

Many reputed Asphalt Paving companies have created their own websites. One can not only check information like past projects completed but also check out testimonials and even send a request for proposal online. All this is just a click away. Once a person has submitted all the information, company representatives usually get in touch within 24 working hours. Apart from driveway repairs, these firms offer a gamut of services like tennis court or basketball court resurfacing, striping, grading, seal coating, underground repair and lots more.

The Author is a professional writer, presently writing for Asphalt Seal Coating and Parking Lot Repair.

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5 Things To Know Before Hosting An International Volunteer

5 Things To Know Before Hosting An International Volunteer
Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in. – Robert Frost quotes
There are many people out there who love meeting new friends and making connections. They dont get satisfied with meeting only people of their area and sometimes they choose to broaden their horizons by making international friends. Becoming a host of a home stay is a one of the ways for him/her to meet people from different cultures. A home stay is a form of tourism or study abroad program whereby the host offers a bedroom(s) to foreigners who want to learn the local culture and languages. Most hosts are paid directly or indirectly by the international volunteer. Although in others, the host offers their home for free. There is a slim profit margin to be made in hosting a volunteer as such many hosts due it not to make money but to expose themselves to new cultures. The main benefits of hosting international volunteers or students are: meeting new people; experiencing and exchanging cultures; broadening world views; long term friendships and tax cuts (in the USA). Before hosting a volunteer here are a couple of things the hosts should consider:


Most international students and volunteers expect to get a bed, table light and an electric terminal. During the winter and summer season, the volunteer will expect air conditions and room heaters. Some volunteers do not mind sharing a room with another person. The number of volunteers should be two per room. If the room is large enough to accommodate more without interfering the comfort of the volunteers, then more could share it. Some hosts go the extra mile to provide free internet, a small fridge and a television. Other amenities that could be thrown in are mosquito nets, beddings and laundry services.


Some hosts get intimidated by hosting foreigners and they try to make food that the international volunteers are used to. The host should cook food that they normally eat with or without the volunteer. They could make the effort of going the extra mile of cooking local delicacies that are only found in that area. However, the dietary requirements of the volunteers should be considered. There are volunteers who are vegetarians, vegans and some who dont eat certain kinds of foods (Muslims avoid pork). They would eat the food so as not to offend the host but they will not be comfortable. From the first day, the volunteers should be made aware of what times to expect meals.


Safety and security are the cornerstones of homestays. When volunteers signup for a homestay they expect to be put in a safe home and they dont want to feel insecure. Some volunteers carry expensive items with them, for example cameras, laptops, money and clothes. They would expect their belongings would be safe when they leave them in the home. As a host, s/he could provide a lockable drawer or somebody to watch over their belongings. If the host lives in high risk areas (in terms of security) they should give advice to the volunteers on how to behave so as not to compromise their safety.

Cultural exchange

While living with foreigners the hosts would be exposed to different cultures. They will learn how the volunteers cook, live and how they carry themselves. The volunteers too will learn the same things also from the host. The hosts lifestyle is what the volunteers are coming to observe and appreciate. With students and volunteers who have come to learn the language, the host should be patient and help in teaching them the language.


Being a host is good experience all in all. But being a host, one is exposing him /herself to some risks that they are not used to. This is especially true if the host has children and they get a volunteer who is immoral. There are also cases where the volunteer would have some habits that the hosts are not comfortable with for example drinking, smoking, drug abuse etc. to avoid these situations they have terms and conditions that the volunteers should abide too. Also before welcoming somebody to their home they should properly vet them.

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