My aunt’s dog playing around

Thursday, January 17 2008

This is a clip from home @ Xmas. My aunt’s dog is entertaining herself. I am more of a cat person but this is kind of cute, I have to say :)

Creating a Company Name

Tuesday, January 15 2008

Well that sounds easy, right?

There are so many dos and don’ts. The real tricky part … once you created the perfect company – is the domain available?? Especially the .com domain!

Being dyslectic, I am used to spelling names wrong but for the normal person out there … the company name should be fairly easy to spell and search for.

The name should be something that people easy can remember and not too long. It either has to describe the business or not at all. Half measure won’t do in my opinion.

Of course, no one else should have used the name … or similar to it. Like change a letter or two and people end up on a porn site … not so good ;)

Guess what we are doing now? Yup. I am not a creative person in this sense so the pressure is on my other half.

New for 2008

Wednesday, January 9 2008

I am taking the first, expensive steps to a better life & more freedom with my husband.

It is very American thing that we are going to do, but hey … when in Rome (so to speak). We are planning to start our own company. It makes sense cos it will give us the freedom to control our work situation and that HUGE fact that I can apply for a visa too.

Of course there are high hurdles, rules and stipulations but I think there is a good chance to be able to meet them. But until we got the confirmation and the visa in our hand, nothing is certain – we are well of aware of that.

We have had our initial meeting with the lawyer, and the first action points are on the list. Now the choreographing of the tasks can start :) I am looking forward to do all of this, and organising, checking and then double checking are just something that I can rather good at.

As for the creative part like name, design, logos etc – my husband is so much better then me when it comes to stuff like that.

He works so hard so the scarcity is the time we have to discuss all of these things. I am sure it will be a journey with ups and downs – and I will try to blog about it both this time around – joy and frustrations but we gotta try to it!

I heart Icanhascheezburger

Tuesday, January 8 2008

Almost every day, I am checking their site and it makes me smile :)

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Ah life little ironies

Sunday, January 6 2008

I am ready to get going with our new project – there are loads of tasks to get done – plus I am looking forward to work with it.

But some duties in London is calling so I will be making a trip back at the end of the month and hopefully will get that done in 2-3 weeks.

I knew about this for a little while but there was slight possibility to push this trip forward a few months but there I go…

It is not a big deal. And going back to London is not a chore – just the flight :)

Looking forward

Saturday, January 5 2008

2007 was a difficult year for me. I was/am in position direct opposite of where I was during 2006. I was / am opposite towards my life goals.

My keywords / life goals are independent, self-sufficient and in control of my situation. In London, I had my job and was paid pretty good. I had some friends, a more carefree life.

2007 I was unpaid housewife, being dependent on my husband and also on external parties through my husbands work situation. Quite frankly, I hate all of the above.

The one thing I didn’t have a problem with was to taken the step to start-over again with life, live on v little money. I am talking basic here, for the first months our only furniture was a mattress on the floor. After a couple of months, 7 boxes with stuff from London arrived which made life easier. Gosh when we bought our sofa, what a day it was when it got delivered!!

I have been in unfamiliar situation continuously during 2007. Seriously considering a few times to head back home, start again for the last time. This usually happened after arguments with my husband. Our difference has more come out during this time.

My blog during 2007 has gone downhill. Not willing to write about this stuff, it became superficial and impersonal. With the obvious result, losing most of my readers.

However, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Husband and I are about to start the process to apply for an another visa. This visa will generate better working conditions, renewal is every second year. I will get an universal work visa and/or be able to work though our new company that we are about to set up.

After being in passive mode during 2007, if this comes through, the possibilities are almost blinding.

Back again

Friday, December 28 2007

Funny thing with going home to family. It is so fun & nice to go home but them again it so good to be back at our own place.

Got a cold, deep cough, blocked nose … and flying – especially landing – is not fun. It was me and the kiddies that were crying & moaning.

Anyways, Xmas was great and I had a good time. Here is some pics:

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Coming up: Xmas break *yay*

Friday, December 14 2007

It is time to head home for the Xmas break. YAY!!!!

I can not wait to be home, seeing my family and I have a meet-up with my bestest girlfriends next Saturday for lunch.

I am a 100% Xmas person, I loooove Xmas, the decoration, the food, spending time with family, the same stuff each year. I don’t associate Xmas with anything religious – but hey thanks for a great hols :)

And the opposite is true for New Year Eve celebration. I don’t like, don’t understand what the big deal is, don’t see the point with it but I am ok for the rest of you to enjoy it. :)

Going home this year is extra sweet since last year we had to stay in SF. That was one of the two worst Xmas ever.

But this year, I am going home *is v happy*

Blogging will be minimum except for the twittering. That is easy to keep up.

Have a fun & joyful Christmas everybody!!

Hello,

If you popped over to my site to see who behind the request to join your group etc … well, it wasn’t me.

It is easy to fake the email header ie who the email was sent from. And there is nothing that I can do about that.

I have said the following over and over and over again:

People that reply, click or in anyway interact with a spam email are the ones guilty for keeping the spammers in business.

Do not do anything with a spam email, and never reply to them saying “Take me off your email list”. If you do this, then you have just verified that the email address is live.

And for you spammers: – stop pestering us!!

As far as I understand it, America’s electoral collage’s system was arranged in time where communication was not so developed. It took a few days to travel from the West Coast to D.C. These days the news and result from each state is instant.

With the current system, it is not a true representative of One man/woman for One Vote as it depends in which state you live. Being a Democrat in Texas or Republican in California … well that vote is not being fully weighted as it is usually a minority in those states.

With two opposing candidates, a voting system with proportion voting (I think it might be called National or Popular vote here in the US) is doable, more fair and more representative of the political landscape of the US.

I am not a huge fan of the UK voting system either. It produces an executive government at the cost of votes are not being equal. I prefer the proportion system but that has the risk of less executive power for the ruling party so consensus is important.

The only US candidate that has reached me is Barack Obama. No other candidate has reached me with their message. I watched Barack’s speech in South Carolina via Ustream today. I got that info from his twitter.

The speech was good, no fear mongering. He talked about what his solutions to the current issues are. No trashing other candidates, in general it was a positive attitude. If I could, I would vote for him.

Hillary does not appeal to me at all, that would just be 4 more years with the same corporate / lobby power houses in charge. Afterall, she took money from the insurance industries after they almost tore her to bits a couple of years ago. Where is her morals? Corporate America has disproportion influence of American politics and I think it is hurting the US. If something is hurting the US, then the rest of the world gets some that too.