Archive for August, 2017

Singapore is an Interesting Place That Has Interesting Ways of Doing Things

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

I was visiting a friend I had made in college in his home country of Singapore. He had started a business and was doing very well. It was my first time visiting Singapore, and I learned a lot of neat things I had never known. The first things is that Singapore is heavily urbanized. So much so that natural spaces are incorporated into the buildings themselves rather than setting aside space outdoors on lots where skyscrapers are being erected. Plus, they still use door to door flyer distribution for advertising.

In the cities you will find a lot of new construction going on for residential, commercial and mixed use properties. The buildings have their spaces sold out before they are even finished being built. Lot space is utilized to the nth degree. Pretty much every residential property will have an amazing swimming pool. Usually more than one. Then they will have natural park-like spaces actually built into the buildings themselves. (more…)

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My Boss Woke Me Up This Morning

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Everyone knows that when the phone rings at three in the morning it is not going to be good news. At any rate I was barely coherent at first, but it was my boss telling me that I needed to help him out because he was in Canada, the other side of it, and his son was in trouble. He needed me to go bail him out and find a drug lawyer in Albany NY. I got out of bed and started trying to figure out what was going on, which did not turn out to be nearly so bad as it seemed at first. For one thing the boy had not personally been caught with anything, he had simply been in the same car as the drugs. (more…)

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