I always wait for Boxing Day every year. While waiting for Christmas Eve dinner, I’m on my laptop watching the online countdown for one reason: to get the best deal of Kaspersky Anti-Virus. I was able to purchase Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2014 in minutes. Sad to say, I spent days installing the anti-virus.
The message “Protection components: some are disabled” appeared in the main window. (If you see this message don’t bother updating the database. It’s no use.)
It takes me a lot of time to write a blog post. Researching, writing, and browsing about absolutely unrelated topics consume my time. But it has a bright side: another blog post. (With luck, I could probably write it in less time. There’s the nagging voice again: it’s about habit not fate.)
When I was researching on how to max out TFSA with high rates, I also have to search the Canadian bank rates. Some of the links were elusive, if not, the account types are often too many to choose from.
I started the year having much interest with personal finance especially now that I have a customized financial spreadsheet; tracking expenses and investment is less tedious. It’s time to develop the habit of updating (and don’t forget: backing up the files).
And I will do so with appealing numbers—high interest rates of TFSA (Tax-Free Savings Account) of Canadian banks. I wasn’t aware of this great news till I received the email from ING. If you are a client already, you can max out your TFSA with high interest rate for a limited time.
I had a holiday rush these past few weeks. It’s not about gifts. (I’m still frugal yet wiser. I dealt with gift shopping faster than last year.) I signed up for an invaluable task with a deadline: organizing files in fancy folders complete with labels and envelopes.
Not everyone has the time and the spirit to organize in the last two weeks of the year when sales and gatherings are anticipated more than ever. But I did. I have to because it’s hard to squeeze the seemingly-simple-yet-procrastinated task comes the new year. It must happen this year.
The Alchemist is the first novel I’ve read by the author Paulo Coelho. I wouldn’t forget this book because I felt like a child again filled with excitement in discovering the world within the pages. It is the time that I trusted myself and the book. We are both embarking on a journey that can end whenever I please.
But I had that emotion primarily because the main character is also a child: a boy named Santiago who spent his day as a shepherd looking after a herd of sheep. In an early stage of his life, he has learned to embrace responsibility of other living things. So natural that he became good at it and expect nothing more in life: comfort and safety in familiarity. Then fate found its way to complicate his life. He kept on dreaming about a treasure kept in the pyramids of Egypt. The dream was so persistent that he was convinced of the treasures existence.
I never like the sound of phones. When it rings I ran or hide the other direction—avoiding to become the reluctant messenger jotting down notes or remembering messages for somebody.
Except on the crucial day: my departure.
I better stop running away to inconveniences. (I was preparing myself for greater challenges in my soon-to-be home: Canada.) Continue reading
If you dream of living in Canada or you already made it, make sure to acquaint yourself with the Canadian government agencies and departments. I shouldn’t have waited too long. I should have been like a diligent student making sure of not missing any important information.
That was my regret and shouldn’t be yours either. I have chosen the following websites among the list of Canadian government agencies and departments. This isn’t probably the first time you’ve been encouraged (and maybe still didn’t heed the advice), but this time, I’ll give reasons why you must start learning and acting now.
My morning was good and extraordinary because I discovered by reading the newspaper that the Friends of Reader Rock Garden Society is hosting the Reader Rock Garden 3rd Annual Garden Stroll from 1 – 3 pm on July 21, Sunday.
The Reader Rock Garden is among the historical gardens in Calgary. I’ve learned about this fascinating fact and more by attending the Calgary Public Library Programs.
I’m disappointed to discover that I no longer have the Chapters plum points I earned when I bought “Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing” in the store a year ago. I only found out the disappearing act when I bought “Quiet: The Power Of Introverts In A World That Can’t Stop Talking” on Chapters online. (It was 45% off a week ago.) I bought it as a birthday present for myself
When I received the free vegetarian/vegan starter kit from PETA I knew then that I have to start my plan of becoming a vegetarian. It’s one of the plans stocked in the “maybe someday” zone of my mind.
I knew that finding vegetarian food in Calgary is a huge challenge second to avoiding the unhealthy food I get used to all my life.