Believe in yourself

To be a champ, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.
– – – Sugar Ray Robinson – – –

Love, accept, forgive & be good to yourself

Love yourself, accept yourself, forgive yourself, and be good to yourself, because without you the rest of us are without a source of many wonderful things. – – -Leo Buscaglia – – –

Make it a habit to LOCK all your car doors – ALWAYS

At work, I usually will have my 15 minutes break inside my car almost every day so that I can drink my ice cold water from my water cooler.

Early tonight, around 6:17pm, I was inside my car when all of a sudden there was one guy who passed by walking and looking so weird. He was like staring and or checking at different cars (including mine) and then looked down on the ground to find some things. He also was picking things and put it inside his pocket. Since he caught my attention, I took 3 photos (first photo 6:18pm and the 2 photos had the time of 6:19pm) of him (wish I took a video instead). He was just so weird looking.

Anyway, pardon me if I judged him with what he was doing but I was phobia already with strange people especially those who will open car doors that don’t belong to them.

I didn’t say that he will open car doors or he was checking cars with opened doors but upon seeing him, I remember the incident that I had BEFORE that there was one weird person who tried to open the front passenger side of my car and my kids were with me. Good thing that time, there was like a hint for me to lock my car even if it was not my thing of doing so. When that person tried to open my car door, I was shocked and my kids asked me why. And I just said to them, ‘I don’t know’. Then, I thank God that my kids and I were safe.

After that incident, whenever I will park, especially when I am inside, I’ll have to see to it to lock my car. That will be my first thing to do upon entering my car – LOCK my CAR DOORS before I’ll put my car keys. Though I can remote start my car but it doesn’t mean it will run without its keys. Another thing is that, whenever I will arrive at my destination, upon parking my vehicle, I’ll have to press the car lock button coz it will automatically open all doors. Lock all doors for safety.

And when I will be out of my car, I’ll have to beep it many times to check that its lock. Though there’s nothing valuable inside my car but the car still has a value. Anyway, am just sharing my life today of how it trigger my phobia with my the incident that I experienced before.

Take it as a compliment

Have you tried this thing? I know you’ve tried this once or many times in your life.

If you hear somebody is talking about you, pay no attention. Give it no energy. It’s a distraction. Instead of getting upset, remember, they don’t talk about ordinary people; they talk about exceptional people. Take it as a compliment. –Joel Osteen Ministries-

Save thousands of dollars with using Tracfone and how to save battery in iPhone

I don’t really like iPhone phones as I love android phones in which I can put micro SD card in it. But I don’t have a choice but to buy an iPhone so that I can have an ‘ALL IN ONE’ gadget and that means I can receive calls, play games, texts, read my kindle books, listen to my more than 400 iTunes and more.

Yes, I do have an iPhone CP and that is because I want to have my iTunes synch with my phone as sometimes I am having a hard time carrying my iPad anywhere I’ll go. My other gadget which is my iPod was broken by my daughter with her dropping it on the asphalt and I need to fix it yet.

Another thing is that, with my iPad and iPod, I can’t receive a call, so that’s why I prefer an iPhone coz I can have everything in it. As what I’ve said, I can listen to my music while reading my kindle books, play games, and just do anything and at the same time can receive calls and texts.

But I don’t want to pay high monthly fees with any phone companies. So, I bought a Verizon LOCKED iPhone (used iPhone that’s within my budget) so that I can activate it with tracfone. With tracfone, I can do anything just like the regular line phone but without paying high fees. I just need to save my minutes, my txt messages, and my data for internet browsing.

With my triple minutes I can easily have 600 minutes with my load of $30+ and it will go a long way since my expiry will add up and it will extend every time I will load another airtime. Imagine that if I will save my last airtime load, I will need to reload again until year 2018! See how much money I can save?

Anyway, I just have a big problem with the battery life with my iPhone as it will drain my phone easily. I tried everything, like switching off some of the buttons that needs to be switched off and it ended up I can’t use my phone properly. Then, I’ve decided to do a factory reset and I got the worst result coz I still have my battery drained easily plus I lost all my videos and photos as I forgot to save those in my computer (I got some videos and photos in there that I need to post in my blog in which I took that one in pueblo when my friend and my kids played in the newly opened mini golf – arghhh).

Anyway, I can’t do anything about it so I stopped thinking about my deleted photos and videos. What I did, was that, I just emptied the first page of my CP; I mean I placed all the icons on the 2nd page and the next pages. And it helped. Yes it helped with saving my iPhone battery. But before thinking about it, I bought a battery case charger in Ebay just in case emptying the homepage of my iPhone won’t work. And so right now, I am using this battery case charger just in case I am on mobile. So far, my iPhone is doing okay. Hopefully, in the coming months, I can replace this with a better iPhone as this is one of the old models but what I do love with this aside with synching my iTunes is that I have a 64GB in which I can store quite enough photos and videos.

Before I’ll end up, just in case you want to save with having a cellular phone and you want to try Tracfone, just have a LOCKED VERIZON cellphone and then visit the link – http://tracfonewireless.com/byop/ to check your phone’s compatibility. Then, just follow the steps or might as well call their customer service for assistance.

Top Car Maintenance Tips

For your car to work properly, you need to carry out preventative maintenance. Though the maintenance schedules differ, all cars need proper maintenance. This will make your car have a long life. Regular maintenance according to the owner’s manual is not always easy because of the costs it involves, and also because of our many commitments and obligations in life. However, it is possible to maintain your car to a satisfactory level, and here is the list of things you can do to achieve that.

1. Don’t ignore the Check Engine Light

This is easy to overlook because sometimes when it comes on, the car seems to operate as normal. You may then promise yourself to have it checked later. But as you push it further, the car ends up breaking down. When this dashboard light comes on, get your car checked by a mechanic as soon as possible. The longer you take on checking this problem, the higher the costs you will incur to get your car repaired. But the time you spend having the car checked will save you lots of money on repair.

2. Check the tire pressure

Failure to check the pressure of your car tires is a common mistake most people make. This is often because the tires look properly inflated. But looks can be deceiving; the tires could be low on pressure. It may not blow the tires, but it will contribute to poor fuel economy, which translates to higher fuel costs. It is easy to lose pressure in the tires just by going over a pothole. The weather also has an effect on the tire pressure. The tires lose up to 2 lbs of pressure for every 10-degree temperature drop outside. Thus, check your tire pressure regularly because you don’t want a flat tire or poor gas consumption.

3. Don’t ignore the TMPS light

You need to check the tire pressure when the tire Pressure Monitoring System light comes on. This light comes on as a warning when the tire deflates beyond what is considered safe by the manufacturer. So, if this light comes on while you are driving, pull over at a safe place, preferably at a gas station, and verify the tire pressure. And if necessary, add some air to the tires. Sometimes the TMPS sensor may need replacement. If it indicates low pressure when the pressure is sufficient, you need to replace the sensors. Balanced tire pressure will enable an even wear on the tires, and this will give your car long life and good fuel efficiency.

4. Don’t skip an oil change

The engine and motor oil technology has advanced over the past few years. Depending on the manufacturer, you may not be required to change the oil every 3,000 miles. Most of the today’s cars have an average engine oil life of about 7,800 miles. The good news is this equates to less time and money spent on changing the oil. But this does not mean you avoid changing the oil. Every engine needs oil to function properly. Without it, the engine will die. The oil should not be too old. If it is left for too long, the engine will develop nasty sludge and deposits. And instead of lubricating, the oil will destroy the motor. So, change the engine oil regularly.

If you own a BMW Isetta, you need give it proper care by regularly checking the tire pressure and changing the engine oil. And don’t ignore the warning lights such as the Check Engine light and the TPMS light.

True friends for life

“A strong friendship doesn’t need daily conversation; doesn’t always need togetherness. As long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends will never part.”

And this is true! Even if I am not talking to you or someone that I’ve known with, you are still my ever dearest friends. The secrets that I’ve known will be with me for life. And you can assure that I wouldn’t share it with anybody else.

You will be one of my friends for life!

#truefriends #truefriendship

My review for USAA Insurance – one of the best with Al Serra Body Shop and Enterprise rent a car

Now, this review of USAA is up. It took me a while before writing this as I was too busy at work. I am not compensated on this. I just want to give them some good credits of how good they are in taking care of their clients.

This is my story:

I had a car accident last July 11, 2015 as what I’ve wrote here in my blog article. I filed a claim with USAA Tuesday July 14, 2015 at around 11:51am or so and it took me around 42 minutes and few seconds to speak with Mr. Austin B as he had a recorded conversation with me.

By July 16, 2015, Ms. Teresa called me up and she said to me that there will be a person who will visit me at my place to see my vehicle for estimate. I waited for it and I am grateful that on July 20, 2015 Silvester N. visited me at my place to check my vehicle. I told him that it is different this year than last year as I visited Al Serra Body Shop for the estimate and it took me around 2 months for the repair of my vehicle as I also had a car accident with a USAA insurance holder last year. But this year and I am praying that this will be the last (with God’s protection), this year is quicker. It is just matter of days for me to have some repairs of my car.

Anyway, Mr. Silvester N. estimated my car damages around 4k+ and he said that USAA will send the check to me and so that I can pay it to Al Serra. I thanked him for helping me out. After he gave me a printed copy of the estimate, I immediately called up Al Serra for the repair and the man that I spoke with asked me to visit them by the next day.

 

 

 

So on July 21, 2015 at around 8:19am I arrived in Al Serra Body Shop with my vehicle, left my key and my estimate paper. I spoke with the lady in Al Serra and she said that USAA is one of her favorite insurance companies coz they are big and they are one of the best. I was happy to hear about it but I said to her that I hope this would be my last car accident as I don’t want to have a fear in driving around.

I am thankful for the free car repair and I couldn’t ask for more about it. But the fear of having an accident, no one will give me a fee for it. And even if there’s a fee for that, the fear and the trauma will still be with me for quite a while. Like the time I had my first car accident in the parking lot, and so right now, I am very cautious in finding a parking space away from other vehicles anywhere I will park. And for this one, I am very cautious and fearful in crossing left most especially if I’ll see some huge traffic cones.

Anyway, going back to USAA, Al Serra, and all, I’ve waited for enterprise rent a car to pick me. And it took me just few minutes in waiting for the free SUV car rental. It’s a Jeep Cherokee. I had it July 21, 2015 until July 29, 2015.

To sum up, I am thankful to God, my Angels, and to all who helped me in fixing my vehicle as quickly as possible. I am so thankful to USAA and its employees for everything. I am also thankful to Al Serra for the good job in fixing my car. And thanks also to Enterprise for the nice SUV and for the free pickup.

I am praying that this would be the last accident that I have had. I am praying for safety every day for myself and for everyone else.

Thank you so much oh God!

 

(Getting my car at Al Serra Body Shop)


Returning the SUV at Enterprise

What to do when having car accident

I had an accident around 7:33-7:34pm as per the time of the photos that I took using my phone. Good thing that time, I still had battery and my phone was still working.

The accident occur when I did a left turn Austin Bluff Road and Academy. I didn’t know that the 3rd lane was closed and there were huge cones on it. So, I stop right there and then upon seeing those huge cones. Then all of a sudden there were burgundy or red car that bumped the back of my car. I was shocked and I wasn’t able to move. Then the guy got near my window and he asked me if I was okay and that if possible we will park at the nearby parking lot. I wasn’t sure where to park then. But before moving away from the incident, I took few photos of it.

When I was at the parking a lot, the guy asked me why I stopped in the middle of the road when the light was green. So, I told him that there’s cone and I didn’t want to bump on it. He said it’s my fault coz I should not stop in the middle of the road. When he was accusing me, I was done talking to him. Instead, I called up my husband to know what number to dial in reporting the accident. Then I dialed the phone number of the police and report it. I was just waiting for the officer to come coz I didn’t want to talk to people who will accuse me of something. At the time I was in the state of shock. I just refused to cry because it’s done already.

Upon talking to the operator, I asked her if it’s my fault coz the guy said it’s my fault, and she said that as per Colorado traffic law it is the fault of the one at the back. So, with that, I was just waiting for the police for several minutes coz the operator said they’re quite busy since it’s already night time. Good thing the police officer came and I filled up the form. When he said that I can go and I was already set, it was then I drove home. But I was still blank and still like floating on air.

Right now, I am a bit fine. I hope that everything will be settled with my insurance and the insurance of the other party. Hope my car will be repaired as so soon as possible.

What to do when having car accident
1. Presence of mind
2. Take some photos as proof
3. Prepare your driver’s license
4. Prepare your insurance
5. Call the police hotline
6. When police officer comes, you need to fill up the form
7. If other party accused you, it’s better to be silent and just wait for the police

(Note: I just covered some part of my photos to protect both parties.)

#caraccident #caraccidentAcademyAustinBluffJuly112015

DOT certification training

All jobs require a certain level of training. The better quality of training a person receives, the more productive employee they will be. Therefore, many companies are learning that if they invest more money in the training process of their employees, it will benefit them down the road. A training video is a great tool to help people learn about the job they will be performing. By watching a video, they can see people performing the various tasks that their job will involve. Training videos are also essential to demonstrate proper safety and security procedures. Here is how to learn more about training videos.

Contact companies that use training videos

The vast majority of major companies require their employees to watch various training videos when they are first hired. Therefore, it should not be a problem for you to get some leads on where to obtain training videos for your business. Some videos can be used by many different companies, such as a DOT certification training video. Other companies hire a video production company to make a custom training video specifically for their company. You will need to figure out which type of training video you require.

Contact training video production companies

If you decide that you want to have a custom training video produced for your company, your first order of business will be to contact companies that specialize in producing these videos. With so many companies having their own training videos produced these days, there are no shortage of production companies to choose from. Take a look at some of the websites of these production companies. They should have examples of videos they have produced for other clients. If these videos are to your liking, schedule an appointment with the company to discuss the things you want your training video to contain. They will then give you a quote of how much the video will cost to produce. You should visit as many of these production companies as you can. Compare their fees, then decide which one you want to go with. You can then start casting actors to appear in your video.

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