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Voiceofstamford http://voiceofstamford.com Sat, 31 Aug 2019 04:30:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.12 Wedding Entertainment for All Ages http://voiceofstamford.com/wedding-entertainment-for-all-ages/ Sat, 06 Jul 2019 04:30:31 +0000 http://voiceofstamford.com/?p=111 When my boyfriend proposed to me, we both agreed that we did not want a long engagement. We are very traditional, and we wanted to be husband and wife sooner rather than later. We planned the wedding for the summer months, which gave us just over half a year to plan everything. There are a lot of kids in our family, so we did not want the traditional wedding and reception that most wedding days consist of. I did a search for entertainment hire so I could find a company that hires out the different things that we were looking for.

I wanted to have a live band for the adults, but I also wanted plenty of entertainment for the younger guests who would be there. We knew of the 200 people coming to the wedding, at least 75 of them were kids, and we wanted them to have a lot of fun there too. I was really happy when I came across one entertainment company that was able to provide everything we needed for the kids. The best part is that though we were initially looking at things for the kids, we both knew that even the adult guests would enjoy what is there.

We ended up getting magicians who would entertain the guests depending on their ages. We also had a comedian for the older folks and a band for everyone. There was a person there to do face painting for the kids, and we had another artist who was able to create keepsake pieces of art for everyone who was there. It was such a great time that I know when other members of our families get married in the future, they are going to use this same company to provide entertainment for both the kids and the adults who attend!

Why You Need a Data Consultant http://voiceofstamford.com/why-you-need-a-data-consultant/ Mon, 24 Jun 2019 12:30:56 +0000 http://voiceofstamford.com/?p=109 The modern internet is necessary for consumers and businesses. When ever expanding data needs are not met that spells trouble for your company. Technology tools that enable everyday functions only go so far. Often times it is important to get the professional opinion of a data consultant to determine the plan for your organization.

Every day we see developments in cyber security and operational requirements that must be overseen by someone trusted in your circle to help navigate the waters with the right planning and execution guidance of your data needs. Historically the evidence shows every year that the speed of technological development increases. This is a computational law and recognition of this fact equals profits to those who can keep up with the changes.

It’s very easy for a company without a data consultant to become outdated and obsolete before they realize it’s too late. Either from changing technologies for your databases to mandatory security requirements. Your data needs to be readily available and working smoothly on a daily basis. Even smaller businesses benefit greatly by having access to the right guidance about their data needs and overhead assessments.

Operational expenses can get out of control quickly when there is no prior planning for things like sudden increase in server activity or unexpected server outages. Backups of your information are crucial to conducting successful business, but have you established a plan for accurately restoring your backups? It can be incredibly difficult to plan for these events when your area of expertise is focused on running your business.

A data consultant is more than just someone who gives you advice. They are aware of the ever-changing nature of technology and how it affects your custom needs, but the best service they provide is peace of mind. Determining your business needs and mapping out a strategy with realistic options only scratches the surface. There are thousands of hardware & programming issues that could require immediate attention at any time, it’s best to be prepared with an expert available.

It is Cheaper to Buy Online http://voiceofstamford.com/it-is-cheaper-to-buy-online/ Sun, 14 Apr 2019 16:31:32 +0000 http://voiceofstamford.com/?p=104 I love shopping online because I get such great deals there. Here in my hometown, we have just one main store. If we travel maybe 20 minutes or so, we have two more options. That is how far out we are. Because of this, there is really no competition, so prices can be high on a lot of things. I wanted to buy a leather handbag not that long ago because my old one was fraying pretty badly, but I knew that I would end up paying top dollar if I shopped locally.

I went online to look at a few different sites, and I found a lovely navy leather purse that is the right size. I was able to look at several pictures so I could see it from all angles as well as the inside of it. It has more room inside than I thought at first, so I really appreciated having those pictures to look at. I put that in my shopping basket, but I was not quite done shopping on this site yet. I saw that they carry a lot more than just handbags, so I decided to look around the site some more.

When I looked at the necklace collection, I fell in love with so many of the different pieces. My favorite stone is pearl, and my favorite flower is a daisy. When I saw a daisy shaped charm with a pearl in the middle, I knew that I had to have it. The price was just as amazing for the beautiful necklace as it was for my handbag, so I knew that I could shop some more. I ended up getting a scarf too, and I only paid a bit more for all three items than I would have paid for the purse alone at the local store. See why I love online shopping so much?

It is Cheaper to Install a Security System Myself http://voiceofstamford.com/it-is-cheaper-to-install-a-security-system-myself/ Tue, 26 Mar 2019 00:30:21 +0000 http://voiceofstamford.com/?p=102 Crime is not a huge problem where I live. I think the worst that happens is some kids might spray some graffiti on the street from time to time. I cannot say much to that because my friends and I would do the same when we were their age. I am not advocating it, but I do understand it. Even with that being the worst crime that happens, I still wanted to look at Pyronix burglar alarms when my mom bought a house not too far from me. I was not worried about someone attempting to break into my home, but my attitude changes quickly when it comes to my mom.

She lives about a mile away in a small one bedroom cottage. It has a fence around it, but I know that fences don’t keep anything out that want to go in. My mom can take care of herself, but I still wanted that extra layer of security because she is a single and elderly woman living alone. If someone has bad thoughts in their head, then someone like my mom is a good target for them.

I looked online at different burglar alarms, and I really liked what the Pyronix systems have to offer. The company I looked at first is the only one I looked at because they have a wide variety of superior products at prices that just cannot be beat. I like that I could buy single replacment cameras, remotes and fobs among other things there too along with the entire kit to initially get her house outfitted with a complete security system. I was able to do the complete installation myself too, which really saved me a lot of money considering the professional installers want at least three times the amount of money that I spent doing it myself.

I Found a Great Investment Opportunity in Singapore http://voiceofstamford.com/i-found-a-great-investment-opportunity-in-singapore/ Tue, 05 Feb 2019 17:30:30 +0000 http://voiceofstamford.com/?p=99 I always tell my friends that everyone should own at least a house or some property, that is a great way to invest and generate wealth by building equity . So how did I find the Sloane Residences in Singapore? With investment opportunities in mind I started searching for something that caught my imagination and would be sure to be a great long-term investment. Since I like to travel I wanted to find something overseas that would meet all my requirements and would be almost a sure thing. My checklist contained many things that I would think that certain travelers wourld want or desire. This is my check-list. High-end residences, reputable schools, healthcare, amenities and for business travelers a place that was close to government institutions and a business centre. In other words something that would attract business or international employees from all over the world.

I have found the perfect place, the Sloane Residences in Singapore. It is geared towards Singapore’s upscale residents and international travelers. There are many high-end residences, some very impressive schools like Singapore Girls’ Chinese School and the Anglo-Chinese Primary School plus there are eight international learning institutions. There is great Golf a short distance away and many high end restaurants, food centers and luxurious clubs both walking distance and a short drive away , you can even take a stroll trough the Singapore Botanic Gardens just 1/4 Km from Sloane Residences. All this while being close to multiple embassies and the Central Business District. Last but not least Sloane Residences have available healthcare like the Novena Medical Hub and many services like traditional Chinese drugs and even cosmetic surgeries.

If you are looking for international real state you can’t do better than Sloane Residences as a good long-term investments that is a good bet to increase in value over time, get great equity and protect yourself from market volatility.

We Enjoyed Our Walking Holiday http://voiceofstamford.com/we-enjoyed-our-walking-holiday/ Sun, 30 Sep 2018 00:30:26 +0000 http://voiceofstamford.com/?p=87 We wanted to do something different for our vacation last year, so we told the kids to all put on their thinking caps. My husband and I did the same, then we discussed what we came up with one week later. All the ideas were great, but our oldest son had the best idea of all of us. He had researched walking holidays in Spain. It was something none of us had heard of before, but he discovered it when he was looking at various destinations to vacation at in Spain.

Our entire family is very active, and we enjoy hiking a lot. We are not professional mountain climbers by any means, but we are definitely not amateurs either. I was proud of our son for finding a vacation spot that would allow us to stay somewhere we had never been before, and it also incorporated different hiking and walking options. We are not competitive with this. Rather, we just enjoy walking and looking at nature, getting a workout, and just spending time together. There were two different itineraries for walking holidays, and that was our biggest struggle because they both looked so fun.

We ended up choosing the first itinerary. The walks averaged to about five hours each, with a free day in the middle. Even on the days where we walked different trails and circuits, we still had plenty of time throughout the rest of the day to do other things. The house we stayed in was comfortable, the town offered a lot of fun things to do, and the walks were the highlight of the day. We all instantly agreed to give it a try. We enjoyed our walking holiday so much that I think we are going to end up doing it again in the very near future!

A Weird Man in an Odd Store http://voiceofstamford.com/a-weird-man-in-an-odd-store/ Tue, 12 Jun 2018 12:32:10 +0000 http://voiceofstamford.com/?p=82 Last year I opened up a store that sells odd items. I got the idea for the store from a television show about a couple that sold creepy and mysterious items. I figured there had to be a lot of people in my area that had those types of things sitting around in their attics and basements, collecting dust. The store gave them a chance to part with those items, while giving others a chance to buy them. I browsed CCTV systems and had one installed before opening the store, because I had a feeling that it would come in handy.

I get all kinds of people in my store, from normal people, to those that I would classify as weird. They’re all customers to me, and if they can keep my store thriving, then they’re all welcome. I noticed something funny about one of the people who walked into the store one day. He had a shifty look in his eyes and a funny walk. I figured I should keep an eye on him, just in case he tried to do anything suspicious. In the back of the store, my brother was watching the CCTV. I asked the man if he needed any help, but he told me that he didn’t and he was only browsing.

The man was about to leave the store, but then an alarm went off. The man started to run and an item fell out of his coat pocket. It was something from one of the store shelves. The man had tried to shoplift, but he didn’t count on the alarm going off. The CCTV was able to record footage of the man putting the item into his coat pocket. I called the police and gave them the footage of the man so they could use it to catch him.

My Sister and I Wanted to Shoot Clay Pigeons Again http://voiceofstamford.com/my-sister-and-i-wanted-to-shoot-clay-pigeons-again/ Sat, 09 Jun 2018 04:30:18 +0000 http://voiceofstamford.com/?p=80 When my sister and I were kids, we used to go out with our dad on the weekends. Sometimes we would fish, and other times we would shoot clay pigeons. Whatever it was, we had a lot of fun. Then, we turned into teens, and hanging out with our friends became more important to us. Now that we are older, we were talking about some of the fun times we had, and we both remembered how much fun shooting the clay pigeons was. I decided to look up clay pigeon shooting lessons to see if there was an instructor close by who would be able to give us a refresher course in it.

I thought I would end up finding someone private, a person who has been clay pigeon shooting for a long time. Well, we did find that type of person, but he actually works at Lady’s Wood. That is a place where people can go and have all kinds of fun shooting clay pigeons. He is a professional instructor there, and I was able to schedule a time for my sister and I to go there and reclaim some of our youth back.

To be honest, he was a much better teacher than our father! He taught us everything we needed to know, and I was surprised on how easily most of it came back to us. It was the first time either one of us had held a shotgun since we were ten years old, but it felt like all those years just evaporated away. We were quite efficient at shooting, and we both had a respectable record. While it was fun learning how to shoot again, it was even better spending time with my sister recreating memories. We now go shooting at least once a month or so, and even our husbands want to join us next time.

The Best Animated Marketing Idea for Us http://voiceofstamford.com/the-best-animated-marketing-idea-for-us/ Fri, 01 Jun 2018 16:31:02 +0000 http://voiceofstamford.com/?p=76 My daughter is an incredible artist, and I have used her artistic abilities in my own company. Give her a pencil and paper, and she can seemingly make characters she draws come alive. Some of her drawings are on billboards around town, and they make me proud every time I see them. When she told me that she had done some work for another company that involved using a business that does motion graphics in Singapore, she was really quite animated herself. She told me that while her drawings for my own company are great in the two dimensional world, she thought that this company could make them three dimensional and much more interesting.

I had often thought about that in the past, but I knew that she did not have that kind of ability so I never thought much about it other than a passing thought now and again. When she showed me a company that could take her characters and actually make them three dimensional on a video, I was just as excited as she was. I knew that we could really amp up our marketing that way.

We met with the creative team from the graphics company, and I was impressed with how many different ideas they had right off the bat. My daughter had already showed them her drawings, and they were familiar with them anyway from seeing them around town. They were just as excited making them come alive in animated form, and we agreed upon the right direction fairly fast. It did not take them long to get back to us with their first rendering, and it was incredible. Since that first one, they have helped us quite a bit with our marketing. Our bottom line is showing that this was the best decision we could have made!

Holding out for a Better Job http://voiceofstamford.com/holding-out-for-a-better-job/ Tue, 15 May 2018 04:30:25 +0000 http://voiceofstamford.com/?p=74 School, job, pay back loans. That is what was on my mind. School is not cheap. And when you do not have a family that makes a lot of money, it can get downright difficult to pull off even with just an undergraduate degree. I am the first generation in my family that has obtained a degree. My parents are very proud of me. They put into my education more than they could afford, and I need to work to help them now. I have been looking at recruitment companies bristol so that I do not have to move to another area. I want to stay close to where my parents are at. They had me later in life, and they are approaching their retirement years. I want them to be able to retire.

I have a cousin who thinks I should have accepted a job offer from an acquaintance. The problem is that the company is looking for talent but not wanting to pay a fair wage. I could get an income going right away with them, but the hours involved would prevent me from even seeking a better job. I decided to keep looking for better graduate jobs in Bristol. I put in my resume for my field at every place could think of. When I looked online to find more opportunities for graduate jobs in Bristol, I found a website that was a big help.

It allowed me to get an interview with a place that actually was looking for real talent and was willing to invest in their workers to keep them. Holding out for just another couple of months allowed me to land a job that will be a career for me. I am so glad that I did not take that other job. I would have been burned out in six months.